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Aboriginal myth meets DNA analysis


Bowman, DMJS and Gibson, J and Kondo, T, Aboriginal myth meets DNA analysis, Nature, 520, (7545) pp. 33. ISSN 1476-4687 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DNA analysis of the Australian outback’s only palm tree, Livistona mariae, indicates that it originated from seeds brought from the north of the country — a finding backed up by a recently unearthed Aboriginal myth. This neatly illustrates how traditional ecological knowledge might inform modern research.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:117928
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-06-29
Last Modified:2017-06-29

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