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Archery aid in cloning for dieback work

Harris, A. (1981) Archery aid in cloning for dieback work. The West Australian, 20 June 1981. p. 36 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Murdoch University post-graduate student, Ian Bennett, has combined the ancient sport of archery with the latest methods of genetic engineering. Mr Bennett uses a $6 fibreglass bow to collect branches bearing shoots and flowers for the $80,000 research programme aimed at cloning dieback-resistant jarrah strains. The programme uses newly developed cloning techniques to develop improved jarrah strains for cultivation. The three year project is led by Dr Jen McComb, a biologist at Murdoch University's School of Environmental and Life Sciences, collaborating with Dr Elaine Davison from the Department of Conservation and Environment and Dr Inez Tommerup from the University of Western Australia, with funding provided by the Dieback Research Foundation.

This article contains a photograph of Ian Bennett and his bow.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1981 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57061
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