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Using molecular systematics to enhance diagnostics and predict biosecurity risk

Biosecurity outcome

Biosecurity risk is better estimated because MPI has access to a greater range of high quality reliable reference DNA sequences derived from authentically identified specimens

Science outcome

A customised work-flow platform to produce sequences for authentically identified specimens & upload to publically accessible DNA databases (Genbank) will enhance biosecurity relevant diagnostic tool development as well as production of phylogenies that may for example, contribute to taxonomic clarification and tests of indigenous vs exotic membership