MARSUPIALS

Whey protein of the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula): isolation, characterization and changes in concentration in milk during lactation of transferrin, alpha-lactalbumin and serum albumin

Transferrin and serum albumin were purified from both whey and serum, and alpha-lactalbumin was purified from whey from the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The N-terminal amino acid sequences for […]

Tuberculosis in New Zealand – current status and control policies

The epidemiology and control of tuberculosis in New Zealand is discussed. The source of infection for cattle and deer is the wild possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). The number of tuberculin reactors […]

Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) water-residue analysis after large-scale possum control

Two major control operations were conducted in New Zealand in 1990 using aerially sown baits containing the poison sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) [sodium fluoroacetate] against (1) brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in […]

Possum browsing – the downside to a eucalypt hybrid developed for frost tolerance in plantation forestry

Eucalyptus hybrids are being investigated for use in plantation forestry to incorporate frost tolerance into marketable species. Five large field trials at four altitudes in Tasmania, southern Australia, were established […]