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Kakapo genomes to be sequenced in world first – In the News

John Kerr posted in on March 15th, 2016.

The Kakapo 125 Genomes Project, launched yesterday, will provide detailed genetic information necessary to minimise the loss of kakapo genetic diversity, and optimise health and productivity in the existing population. The crowdfunded project aims to sequence the genomes of all 125 members of the green parrot species – the first time genomes will be sequenced […]

Otago scientists tracing Psa’s pathway across border

Peter Griffin posted in on April 4th, 2012.

Samples of  kiwifruit pollen collected from the Bay of Plenty and South Auckland in 2009 and 2010  contain DNA from the bacteria that causes vine canker — Pseudomonas syringae pv actinidiae (Psa) — and researchers say there is now evidence that the  disease incursion originated in China. In recent years New Zealand imported only 2kg […]

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