Research Paper: Species delimitation, hybridization and possible apomixis in a rapid radiation of Western Australian Leptospermum (Myrtaceae)

Check out the latest research article from Rachel Binks and Margaret Byrne published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. Abstract Species delimitation is challenging in rapid radiations because the typical markers of speciation are often obscured. Here, we use comprehensive sampling and genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms to assess species boundaries in a radiation …

Research Paper: A Comprehensive Survey of Phenolic Constituents Reported in Monofloral Honeys around the Globe

Congratulations to Ivan Lawag, Lee-Yong Lim, Ranee Joshi, Katherine Hammer, and Cornelia Locher for their latest research article published in Foods. Abstract The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the large variety of phenolic compounds that have to date been identified in a wide range of monofloral honeys found globally. …

Research Paper: Genetic Variation in Flowering Traits of Tasmanian Leptospermum scoparium and Association with Provenance Home Site Climatic Factors

The latest research article from Christopher Wellington, René Vaillancourt, Brad Potts, Dale Worledge, and Anthony O’Grady has just been published in Plants! Abstract Leptospermum scoparium is emerging as an economically important plant for the commercial production of mānuka honey and essential oils, both exhibiting unique antibacterial attributes. To support its domestication this is the first quantitative …

UWA Media Release: Sweet rewards from honeypot ant honey study

The recent honeypot ant honey study by Cornelia Locher, Md Khairul Islam, Ivan Lawag, Tomislav Sostaric, and Professor Lee Yong Lim has been highlighted in a UWA media release! Honey derived from bees has been extensively analysed around the world, yet very few studies have been conducted on the unusual insect honey produced by Western …