DNA work saves fish from extinction

Flinders University scientists have created a model for conservation programs after helping to bring local populations of native pygmy perch back from extinction.

Along with a range of collaborators, the researchers pioneered the use of untapped DNA information to improve the success of captive breeding and reintroduction programs.

This fortifies our last line of defence against species and population extinction during a time of growing human-caused loss of biodiversity, says Flinders Australian Research Council Research Fellow Professor Luciano Beheregaray. Full story.


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