Understanding ancestry

Understanding ancestry

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Enable our scientists to understand and protect Queensland’s diverse coral communities.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most iconic ecosystems on Earth. Its corals are under threat, but developing conservation strategies is near impossible when we don’t know exactly how many coral species there are, where they live, and, most importantly, which ones are under threat.

For two hundred years, coral species have been named and categorised based only on their appearance. Queensland Museum Network is using sophisticated DNA sequencing to create Coral Bank – a definitive record of the genetic makeup of all north Australian corals. Coral Bank provides the means to identify corals, discover new species and understand the genetic ancestry of corals on the Great Barrier Reef.

With your help, we can understand and preserve these precious corals before they are lost forever.

Enable our scientists to understand and protect Queensland’s diverse coral communities.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most iconic ecosystems on Earth. Its corals are under threat, but developing conservation strategies is near impossible when we don’t know exactly how many coral species there are, where they live, and, most importantly, which ones are under threat.

For two hundred years, coral species have been named and categorised based only on their appearance. Queensland Museum Network is using sophisticated DNA sequencing to create Coral Bank – a definitive record of the genetic makeup of all north Australian corals. Coral Bank provides the means to identify corals, discover new species and understand the genetic ancestry of corals on the Great Barrier Reef.

With your help, we can understand and preserve these precious corals before they are lost forever.