Genomes run deep in whakapapa
30 July 2020
In a new article for Te Karaka, UC doctoral student Levi Collier-Robinson shares how he is using genomics to understand the kōwaro, an endangered taonga species.
“We are more looking at population levels rather than individuals,” he says. “We are trying to work out what will give the fish the best chance of survival. If that is just having the most genetic diversity, which is usually a good thing, or if it’s looking at if these populations are going to be better and more able to adapt into the new places that we are putting them in.”
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