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But Keys residents are far less enamored of another approach to mosquito control — a proposal to release the nation’s first genetically modified mosquitoes, hatched in a lab and pumped with synthetic DNA to try to combat two painful, mosquito-borne viral diseases, dengue and chikungunya.
Rabbits in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rabbits were first introduced to Australia by the First Fleet in 1788. They were bred as food animals, probably in cages. In the first decades, they do not appear to have been numerous, judging from their absence from archaeological collections of early colonial food remains.
Cane toads in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cane toads bred immediately in captivity, and by August 1935 more than 102 young toads were released in areas around Cairns, Gordonvale and Innisfail in northern Queensland. More toads were released around Ingham, Ayr, Mackay and Bundaberg. Releases were temporarily limited because of environmental concerns but resumed in other areas after September 1936. Since their release, toads have rapidly multiplied in population and now number over 200 million and have been known to spread diseases affecting local biodiversity.
Mongooses were also introduced in the Caribbean to kill snakes and rats.
Small Asian mongoose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Mornin JF. This has been going on for a couple of years down there with the Modified mosquitoes from Oxitec. Here is some of what we had on it from the beginning. Ockham and myself had thread up on it.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/scienc...into-wild.html (Gentically Engineered Mosquitoes Released Into the Wild.....)
http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...rida-keys.html (Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys)