Genetics and Genomics

Molecular biology is hugely powerful in helping to answer many questions of interest to the QUT fruit fly group.  From the genetic structuring of species across their entire geographic ranges to population variation between habitats within a regional landscape, to understanding the interactions between fruit fly larvae and their host fruit, or the mechanisms of short and long-cycle biological clocks.  Molecular biology is a core discipline strength of several members of the group, and we are supported in our research by access to the QUT Genomics Facility.