Author(s): Thresher, et al.
Publication: Nature Biotechnology
Publication Date: Date 2014
Abstract: There are few cost-effective means of controlling the many types of invasive fish, amphibians and reptiles that cause substantial economic and ecological damage worldwide. Notable examples include sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), cane toads (Bufomarinus), bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) and the brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis)1. Genetic strategies based on constructs that heritably reduce female survival or fertility2–4 could provide a solution…