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DNA reveals history of Aotearoa’s manu

Pascale Lubbe, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anatomy, and Genetics Otago member is the lead author of a paper detailing the evolutionary history of kōkako, huia, and tīeke saddlebacks which were previously shrouded in mystery.

Read more in the University of Otago media release

Publication Details:
Mitogenomes resolve the phylogeography and divergence times within the endemic New Zealand Callaeidae (Aves: Passerida)

Pascale Lubbe, Nicolas J. Rawlence, Olga Kardailsky, Bruce C. Robertson, Robert Day, Michael Knapp, Nicolas Dussex
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

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