We are using nuclear and chloroplast DNA to study higher-level phylogeny of Eucalyptus. Novel research projects involve the use of single copy nuclear genes for phylogeny analysis – and the impact of genetic recombination on this - is currently underway. High-genome coverage and throughput AFLP technology is used to find and quantify the degree of genetic differences between species. DNA barcoding technology is also currently being developed for use with eucalypts.
Authorised by the Head of School, Biological Sciences
17 April, 2012