Symposium: Population genomics

The first study to discover population-level genomic structural variants (SVs) in wild populations of Eucalyptus viminalis.

Zixiong Zhuang (Australian National University); Ashley Jones (Australian National University); Scott Ferguson (Australian National University); Justin Borevitz (Australian National University). Rapid advancements in long-read sequencing technologies have enabled us to discover large structural variations in eukaryotic genomes. Algorithms for discovering structural variants (SVs) via read mapping have proliferated in recent years with the increase in …

The first study to discover population-level genomic structural variants (SVs) in wild populations of Eucalyptus viminalis. Read More »

Assessing population structure and potential genetic declines in the cycad Macrozamia moorei.

Zjon T. Coleman (The University of Queensland), Lyn G. Cook (The University of Queensland), Alicia Toon (The University of Queensland). Cycads, a group of plants that are globally and locally threatened with extinction, typically exist as isolated, patchy populations. In Australia, some populations have been reduced through deliberate clearing since European occupation because they are toxic …

Assessing population structure and potential genetic declines in the cycad Macrozamia moorei. Read More »

Population Genetics, Phylogeography and Taxonomy of Critically Endangered Leptecophylla oxycedrus and L. juniperina. 

Molly Bloomfield (University of Melbourne); Dr Michael Bayly (University of Melbourne); Dr Daniel Murphy (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria). Leptecophylla oxycedrus (Ericaceae) is Critically Endangered in Victoria, where it is only found at Wilsons Promontory National Park and Phillip Island, but it is widespread in Tasmania. We undertook a population genetic study to inform conservation in Victoria, aligned …

Population Genetics, Phylogeography and Taxonomy of Critically Endangered Leptecophylla oxycedrus and L. juniperina.  Read More »

Using numerous contact zones to delimit species and calibrate a reference-based taxonomy in a challenging lizard group (Heteronotia).

Stephen M. Zozaya (Australian National University); Scott A. Macor (James Cook University); Conrad J. Hoskin (James Cook University); Megan Higgie (James Cook University); Craig Moritz (Australian National University). What happens where divergent populations come into secondary contact? Is there evidence of reproductive isolation and restricted gene flow, or do they gradually intergrade into each other? Assessing …

Using numerous contact zones to delimit species and calibrate a reference-based taxonomy in a challenging lizard group (Heteronotia). Read More »

Assembling the genome of rātā Moehau and applications for other NZ Metrosideros.

Jessie M. Prebble (Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research). The 12 Metrosideros native to Aotearoa New Zealand (AoNZ) are facing a growing number of threats, particularly since the arrival of myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) in 2017. Despite their iconic status (e.g. Pohutukawa M. excelsa known as the AoNZ Christmas tree) we have surprisingly little genetic data to help us understand how …

Assembling the genome of rātā Moehau and applications for other NZ Metrosideros. Read More »

Lonely on Limestone: A conservation genomics study of Gentianella calcis (New Zealand) with taxonomic implications.

Robb W. Eastman-Densem (University of Canterbury); Hermann Frank (Timaru Museum); Jana R. Wold (University of Canterbury); David S. Glenny (Landcare Research); Peter B. Heenan (Landcare Research); Pieter B. Pelser (University of Canterbury). Prioritisation of taxa for conservation often relies on taxonomy, and embracing the inherently interdisciplinary nature of the former is crucial to ensure the most …

Lonely on Limestone: A conservation genomics study of Gentianella calcis (New Zealand) with taxonomic implications. Read More »

Genetic differentiation between sympatric sister species of eucalypts.

Rachael M. Fowler (School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne) Harvey K. Orel (School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne) David Cantrill (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) Daniel J. Murphy (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) Patrick Fahey (Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney) Mike J. Bayly (School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne) Todd G.B. McLay (School of Biosciences, …

Genetic differentiation between sympatric sister species of eucalypts. Read More »

Landscape genomics of the Eastern Red Gums (Eucalyptus sect. Exsertaria subser. Erythroxylon) in New South Wales: parapatric speciation or a legacy of population isolation?

Patrick S. Fahey (Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, Botanic Gardens of Sydney and The University of Queensland); Marlien M. van der Merwe (Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, Botanic Gardens of Sydney); Patricia M. Hogbin (Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, Botanic Gardens of Sydney); Maurizio Rossetto (Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, Botanic Gardens of Sydney and The University …

Landscape genomics of the Eastern Red Gums (Eucalyptus sect. Exsertaria subser. Erythroxylon) in New South Wales: parapatric speciation or a legacy of population isolation? Read More »

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