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Don’t focus on genetic diversity to save our species

Once found throughout the semi-arid range country in South Australia, New South Wales and south-west Queensland, the yellow-footed rock wallaby is now endangered in Queensland and NSW and vulnerable in SA. Image by Philip Barrington from Pixabay.

Scientists have challenged the common assumption that genetic diversity of a species is a key indicator of extinction risk.

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Plants growing in tough soil respond to hormones, not barriers

Roseworthy wheat crop

When soil is tough and compact enough to make using a shovel difficult, roots are going to have trouble too, but not for the same reasons.

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