Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours

@inproceedings{Ujvari2014AnthropogenicSE,
  title={Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours},
  author={Beata Ujvari and A Pearse and Kate Swift and Pamela B. Hodson and Bobby Hua and Stephen B. Pyecroft and Robyn Taylor and Rodrigo K. Hamede and Menna E. Jones and Katherine Belov and Thomas Madsen},
  booktitle={Evolutionary applications},
  year={2014}
}
The Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) provides a unique opportunity to elucidate the long-term effects of natural and anthropogenic selection on cancer evolution. Since first observed in 1996, this transmissible cancer has caused local population declines by >90%. So far, four chromosomal DFTD variants (strains) have been described and karyotypic… CONTINUE READING