Significant decline in anticancer immune capacity during puberty in the Tasmanian devil
Yuanyuan Cheng, Kim Heasman, Sarah Peck, Emma Peel, Rebecca M Gooley, Anthony T Papenfuss, Carolyn J Hogg, Katherine Belov
Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was funded by Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP140103260. We thank Devil Ark, the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, and the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program for providing access to animals and assisting with sample collection. We acknowledge the Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Service at the University of Sydney for providing haematological analysis service. Special thanks for our volunteers who helped with sample collection, including Vanessa Barrs, Julia Beatty, Christie Budd, Rebecca Gooley, Christine Griebsch, Elissa Kadar, Alan Marcus, Louise McGregor, Alicia McLuckie, Jessica Talbot, Lydia Tong, Jelena Vukcevic, Bianca Waud, Mark Westman, Joanna Whitney, and Mariko Yata.