Endangered species: Time to raise the devil

@article{Dennis2006EndangeredST,
  title={Endangered species: Time to raise the devil},
  author={Carina Dennis},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={439},
  pages={530-530}
}
  • C. Dennis
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
A horrible facial cancer is decimating the Tasmanian devil population. But researchers in Australia think they have found a way to save the species. Carina Dennis reports.Facing extinction?The Tasmanian devil, the largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, was hunted to extinction on the Australian mainland. Now it could be wiped out in Tasmania too. The big threat is the fatal devil facial-tumour disease. Remarkably, and unlike other malignancies, the tumours in every affected animal carry… 

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TLDR
It is proposed that the disease of the Tasmanian devil is transmitted by allograft, whereby an infectious cell line is passed directly between the animals through bites they inflict on one another.
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Genetic diversity and population structure were investigated across the core range of Tasmanian devils, a wide‐ranging marsupial carnivore restricted to the island of Tasmania, implying limited dispersal of devils between the well‐connected, eastern populations and a smaller northwestern population.