The Eucalypts possess desirable traits for forestry, include fast growth rate, straight form, environment adaptability, and coppicing (re-growth from harvested stumps), making Eucalypts an ideal candidate for producing pulp for paper and solid wood. More recently, Eucalypts have been considered as a potential sustainable feedstock for lignocellulosic biofuels, with reduced carbon dioxide emission comparing to traditional combustion of fossil fuels. Through advancements in genomic research and close collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), experts at UQ’s QAAFI are dedicated to reveal the structure and sequences of Eucalypt genomes to support the selection of Eucalypts for its multiple uses.
Principle Investigator: Prof. Robert Henry, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation
Key words: Genomics, Chloroplast, Nuclear, Sequencing