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Ancient DNA from bulk bone reveals past genetic diversity of vertebrate fauna on Kangaroo Island, Australia

Seersholm, Frederik V.; Grealy, Alicia; McDowell, Matthew; Cole, Theresa L.; Arnold, Lee J; Prideaux, Gavin; Bunce, Michael


It is indisputable that much of Australia's modern biodiversity decline was triggered by European settlement. However, the driver(s) of pre-European extinctions and extirpations are more challenging to identify, particularly on islands where animals are faced with the additional pressures imposed by isolation. Kangaroo Island, South Australia, has been identified as a potential haven for the reintroduction of endangered animals, but the genetic relationship between reintroduction candidates on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106962


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