Towards an understanding of the genetic basis behind 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) tolerance and an investigation of the candidate gene ACO2
Janine E Deakin, Desmond W Cooper, Jennifer J Sinclair, Catherine A Herbert, Marilyn B Renfree, Matthew Wakefield
Australian Journal of Zoology | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2013
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Some of the research presented here represents the work Des Cooper was pursuing towards the end of his career. His contribution to the tammar wallaby genome project, the development of a tissue culture assay and the linkage approach represent his substantial contributions to the field of 1080 tolerance. We thank Kia Bailey, James Cook and Jan Nedved for help with the University of New South Wales tammar wallaby colony, and Scott Brownlees and Bonnie Dopheide for help with the Melbourne University colony. We thank Becky Choi for her work on the tissue culture assay, Auda Eltahla for help with primer design, and Stephen Frankenberg for in silico identification of the ACO2 sequence from the wallaby genome assembly. Work on 1080 resistance in the tammar wallaby was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to DWC (DPO851844) and was also part of the work of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics.