Plant family trees to help with conservation strategies

Investigating plant family trees could be used to pinpoint areas in need of conservation.

Researchers from University of Canberra looked at the relationships within a family tree of 500 wattle species in Australia, comparing the species’ genetic diversity and distribution patterns.

The new measure of biodiversity, published in journal Nature Communication earlier this year, could help better plan conservation strategies by identifying locations of plant pedigrees that need to be preserved.

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