Genetic code helps explain the ways of koalas



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Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Cells, Genetics, Living Things

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Word Count: 575

The Koala genome has been mapped like never before, leading to greater insights to the iconic Australian fuzzball that might help return it from its endangered status. Thinking about the wider implications of the discoveries, and how these could be used in other applications as well, this resource could be used alongside the Biological Sciences curriculum for Years 5 through 10.

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