Kōrero: Life sciences

Kristina Ramstad with a little spotted kiwi

Kristina Ramstad with a little spotted kiwi

Biologist Kristina Ramstad is shown here with a little spotted kiwi. Based at Victoria University, Ramstad worked with a team using genomics (complete DNA sets) to study the levels of inbreeding in the rare rowi (Apteryx rowi) and the little spotted kiwi (Apteryx owenii). She also worked on a project looking at genetic diversity in populations of little spotted kiwi transferred to offshore islands. Both projects investigated the role of genetics in kiwi breeding success.

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Andrew Digby Photography
Photograph by Andrew Digby

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Peter Clayworth, 'Life sciences - The genomics revolution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44109/kristina-ramstad-with-a-little-spotted-kiwi (accessed 21 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014