Research at the School of Biological Sciences

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Yadollah Flinders blogCracking the sea cucumber code

The export value of Australian Holothurians (better known as humble sea cucumbers) is rising after Flinders researchers start to unravel their nutritional and medicinal value...

 

Fossil ancestor shows sharks have a bony past

Most people know that sharks have a distinctive, all-cartilage skeleton, but now a fossil from Western Australia has revealed a surprise ‘missing link’ to an earlier, more bony form of the fish...

 

lisaNew door opens to PhD student’s future career

After a series of ‘sliding door’ moments, Lisa Dann has come from a budding nutritionist to microbiology PhD student, to working on the engineering team of a leading air conditioning...

 

blue whalesDNA reveals hope for endangered blue whales

New findings by researchers at Flinders University have shown the low genetic diversity in a population of the blue whale is due to past natural events rather than recent whaling, giving new...

 

 

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