Not all animals have fur or feathers

Yabbies (freshwater crayfish) in a bucket of water. Yum.

DNA testing is relevant to aquaculture and insects as well as animals with fur or feathers. Recent research has shown that DNA obtained from river water can be used to identify fish species; the same methods should be able to be applied to aquaculture tanks.

We are also constantly hearing about the death of bees due to varroa mites and other environmental stressors. Genetic testing for disease resistance (or tolerance for high temperatures for that matter) could be hugely helpful for apiarists.

Australian animal genetics research is generally top-shelf stuff. OXA Breeding Science can help animal breeders access cutting-edge genetic research and apply it to any animal species.

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