Education University of the Sunshine Coast discovers new information about lobster sex change

University of the Sunshine Coast discovers new information about lobster sex change

A PhD student from the University of the Sunshine Coast is filling vital gaps in knowledge about the sexual development of an Australian lobster species at risk of over-harvesting.

Jennie Chandler is working with USC Aquaculture Biotechnology Research Fellow Dr Tomer Ventura on the project, which has identified previously-unknown genetic components characterising the sexual development an Australian lobster species.

This research which will be valuable to future studies and ultimately to alleviate pressure on wild lobster populations along the coasts of New South Wales and Tasmania.

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