New genetic markers under development for the Maugean skate

Kay_Weltz_July2014Kay Weltz (PhD student from the University of Tasmania) is working on the development of new genetic markers for research into a rare species of skate.

The markers will allow Kay to investigate the number of separate populations of this species, and to understand aspects of their reproductive behaviour.

Kay is supervised by Jayson Semmens and Jeremy Lyle (University of Tasmania) and Jennifer Ovenden (University of Queensland).