The aim is to discover how much genetic diversity still exists in Yellow Box and how this diversity is distributed across its species range from Victoria, through NSW and into Qld. Results will help to better conserve and restore this iconic species by identifying genetically diverse populations that are good sources of high quality seed for revegetation work.
CSIRO scientist Dr. Linda Broadhurst is leading the and engaging community members across three states to help source seed and leaf material for testing. 36 collection kits have been dispatched to date.
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