The School of Biological Sciences is home to a vibrant community of life scientists. The school's research spans the scales of biological organisation, from molecules and cells to organisms, populations, species and communities. Read more...
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Unlocking the Secrets of Pest Resistance
Associate Professor Paul Ebert and Adjunct Lecturer David Schlipalius (DAFFQ) have recently published their discovery of a phosphine resistance gene in the prestigious journal Science (November 9th issue). Read more >
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- The Leichhardt Symposium 23-24 October 2013
- New evidence highlights threat to Caribbean coral reef growth
- Endangered kangaroo prefers 'the girl next door'
- Giraffes are 'choosy' when hanging out with friends
- UQ to host future leaders in conservation science
Conservation Genetics Resources,
Many wild giraffe populations are declining across Africa, with two subspecies listed as Endangered in the past 4 years. We have developed a new set of 11 microsatellite markers and primer options that will benefit conservation, population and quantitative genetics studies of giraffe populations. Read more …
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, December 2012.
We have tested whether or not the Red flour beetle responds preferentially to the volatiles that emanate from the fungi associated with cotton seed over those that emanate from cereals. Results demonstrate that Red flour beetles are more attracted more strongly to cotton seeds with its lint contaminated with fungi. Read more...