Posts tagged with genetics

  1. Using genomics to determine the adaptive potential of populations

    Words: Ary Hoffmann One of the central tenets of conservation biology is that high levels of genetic variation in natural populations is important for their long-term …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/06/27/using-genomics-to-determine-the-adaptive-potential-of-populations

  2. MSc projects 2020 – Students wanted

    We are seeking motivated MSc students to apply for several projects starting next year. Enquiries via pearg-queries@unimelb.edu.au Project 1/4: Exploring bacterial symbionts for agricultural pest control …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/06/14/msc-projects-2020-students-wanted

  3. Cracking the kinship code: Measuring animal dispersal across generations with DNA

    NEW paper! Dispersal is a key component of the ecology and evolution of animal populations. It allows animals to colonize new habitats, escape deteriorating conditions, and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/05/31/cracking-the-kinship-code-measuring-animal-dispersal-across-generations-with-dna

  4. Stowaway mozzies enter Australia from Asian holiday spots – and they’re resistant to insecticides

    Original article published on The Conversation Words: Tom Schmidt, Andrew Weeks, and Ary Hoffmann We might not be able to use common insecticides to kill mosquitoes …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/03/26/stowaway-mozzies-enter-australia-from-asian-holiday-spots-and-theyre-resistant-to-insecticides

  5. New open access paper: Morphological and molecular analysis of Australian earwigs (Dermaptera) points to unique species and regional endemism in the Anisolabididae family

    Words and images: Oliver Stuart Link to open access paper Earwigs (Dermaptera) are a challenging group of insects to study. In Australia, earwigs are variously known …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2019/03/15/new-open-access-paper-morphological-and-molecular-analysis-of-australian-earwigs-dermaptera-points-to-unique-species-and-regional-endemism-in-the-anisolabididae-family

  6. Collecting Rhynchosciara: an important fly in the history of genetics

    Words and images: Ann Stocker Rhynchosciara species are endemic to South and Central America. The larvae are readily observed because they are a centimeter or more …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/11/06/collecting-rhynchosciara-an-important-fly-in-the-history-of-genetics

  7. SEEKING MSc STUDENT | Buruli Ulcer’s Most Wanted – Understanding the mosquito associated with the flesh-eating bacteria, Mycobacterium ulcerans

    Aedes notoscriptus has been identified in association with the emerging bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans, which causes Buruli ulcer, as well as being a vector of Ross River …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/10/03/seeking-msc-student-buruli-ulcers-most-wanted-understanding-the-mosquito-associated-with-the-flesh-eating-bacteria-mycobacterium-ulcerans

  8. New paper | Interspecific hybridization may provide novel opportunities for coral reef restoration

    A new paper is out in Frontiers in Marine Science – article link A nicely digestible review of the article is available at Ocean bites here

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/pearg/2018/06/27/new-paper-interspecific-hybridization-may-provide-novel-opportunities-for-coral-reef-restoration