Cracking the genetic code of iconic Australian species
Manager of the new Deakin Genomics Centre Associate Professor Larry Croft said 600 billion DNA bases of the Wollemi Pine have already been sequenced, which are counted in DNA language using the letters T, A, G and C.
"It’s a fitting project to launch Australia’s only genomic facility focused on plant and animal research," said Associate Professor Croft.
“If you were to print that data onto A4 sheets of paper and then line them up, it could easily go around the Earth’s equator!
“Through our new Deakin Genomics Centre we’ll be able to crack the genetic codes of other iconic Australian species too," said Associate Professor Croft.