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Kākāpō inbreeding and genomic sequencing w/ Bruce Robertson: September 10, 2021

Kākāpō inbreeding and genomic sequencing w/ Bruce Robertson: September 10, 2021

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Ilena spoke to Professor Bruce Robertson, from the Zoology department at the University of Otago, about the first ever study to genomically sequence kākāpō. The study was conducted with researchers from Sweden and New Zealand. Researchers looked at how the inbreeding of kākāpō on the small Stewart Island has, over a long time, been surprisingly positive in reducing harmful mutations. Bruce talks about what these findings mean for continuing efforts to sustain the population of the severely endangered kākāpō.