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Ever tried barcoding a bee?

With thanks to a Rotary Postgraduate Scholarship, University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student Rachele Wilson is doing just that!

Barcoder Bee

University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student, Rachele Wilson, is using cutting-edge genetic analysis in research that could help safeguard native bees.

A UNIVERSITY of the Sunshine Coast PhD student is using cutting-edge genetic analysis in research that could help safeguard native bee populations.

Rachele Wilson, 28, is investigating the foraging patterns of Australian native bees – both wild and managed – by using “meta-barcoding”, an extension of a technique used to create unique DNA “barcodes” for plants, which quickly identifies their source.

Ms Wilson, who is vice-president of student environmental organisation USC Eco, recently received a $4000 Rotary Postgraduate Scholarship to help her research.

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