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CRC Biological Control of Foxes and Rabbits Media Clip


Produced in 1992.

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01:01:30 | Rabbit field work. Capture and release of wild rabbits near Canberra.Aims to establish what effect sterility of individuals will have onwild populations.
01:04:30 | As above, but involving two field workers. NB Close-ups of rabbitsin sequence at 1:05:25 and following
01:07:20 | Taking a sample of blood from captive rabbit. The immune responseof the rabbit will be measured by detection of antibodies using an immunoassay.(ELISA)
01:08:55 | WS - Rabbit research lab work.
01:09:18 | Gel electrophoresis preparation. A lab process used to characterisethe DNA of rabbits and foxes.
01:10:02 | Viewing separated DNA bands from electrophoretic gel under UV light.
01:10:22 | Fluorescent microscopy of stained rabbit sperm, show specific antibodysites on the sperm
01:10:54 | Conversation between Dr Mike Holland (right) leader of rabbit labwork and Dr Hugh Tyndal-Biscoe, director of the CRC.
01:11:22 | Late 1970's footage of rabbits in the field including conventionalrabbit control techniques of ripping burrows
01:13:04 | CU - foxes daytime
01:14:14 | Foxes social behaviour.Enclosures containing groups of mostly femalefoxes are observed at night and also recorded on videotape
01:17:45 | Research footage of foxes interacting in the enclosure. Some behavioursare subtle, whereas others are spectacular eg foxes 'boxing'(1:18:30 and 1:18:56)
01:19:20 | A snared fox is weighed and fitted with a radio tracing collar.PHD students Tania Bubela and Peter Banks are part of the educationprogramme of the CRC
01:22:16 | Fox lab work - tissue cultures are checked as part of the immunologywork on foxes
01:22:41 | Work on mono clonal antibodies includes this procedure using ELISAtrays
01:23:07 | Extracted DNA in a beaker being examined by Mark Bradley, leaderof the fox lab work
01:23:21 | end