Environomics Newsletter October 2021
Read our latest newsletter, featuring research, people, the first eDNA conference and jobs.
Recovery of good quality DNA from preserved specimens
Dr Erin Hahn, early career researcher with the Environomics FSP and colleagues, have recently published a paper documenting a simple screening method to identify preserved specimens likely to yield good quality DNA data.
Non-lethal age estimation helps manage wild fish populations
Environomics early career researcher, Ben Mayne and colleagues, have published a new non-lethal method for determining the age of fishes.
Testing DNA in Australian honey reveals floral sources
Postdoctoral Fellow with the Environomics Future Science Platform at CSIRO, Dr Liz Milla, has been testing DNA in Australian honey and it reveals the main floral sources used by the bees.
Understanding the function of marine microbes
While working as a postdoc with the Environomics Future Science Platfrom at CSIRO, Eric Raes and a team of researchers studied how microbial biodiversity in our oceans are related to energy production.
Uncovering the genomes of sea turtles
The team on this project will sequence the genomes of the five remaining sea turtle species whose genomes remain un-sequenced, including Australia's flatback turtle.
Making environmental DNA (eDNA) biodiversity records globally accessible
Read the recently published discussion of how to improve the storage and access to biodiversity data created from eDNA.
A study on recovering useable DNA from formalin-fixed fish specimens
A recently published paper by Sharon Appleyard and colleagues from the Environomics FSP showed how to identify which fish specimens stored in formalin are most likely to yield usable DNA.