|Contribution||Proposed deliberate microbial dissemination for control of rabbit populations.|
|Notes||In an article on the Australian rabbit plague, I. Anderson and R. Nowak write that in this year Pasteur "proposes controlling Australian rabbits with chicken cholera bacteria. His idea is rejected on the grounds that the bacterium is not sufficiently contagious to rabbits (and a risk to chickens). Pasteur is furious". New Scientist, Feb. 22, 1997, page 34. Does this give Pasteur priority in biological control?!|
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