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Mornings with Mel Little. Dr Christian.

ASK AN EXPERT: Mel chats with Professor Keith Christian, Evolutionary Biologist. 

New research at Charles Darwin University has revealed the secretive bacteria helping cane toads survive Australia’s harsh environment.

A research team has sampled bacteria living on the skin of about 100 toads in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, over a distance of 2500km.

Evolutionary biologist Professor Keith Christian said cane toads had some control over their skin microbes by controlling their skin chemistry.


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