Northern koalas can resist disease better › News in Science (ABC Science)

Koalas in the north of eastern Australia have more genes for disease resistance than those in the south, a new study has found.

The findings highlight the genetic value of remnant populations of koalas in such areas, says veterinary pathologist, Dr Damien Higgins from the University of Sydney.

“The genetic pattern that we’re seeing is very much related to the way that koalas have been managed up and down the coast,” says Higgins.

via Northern koalas can resist disease better › News in Science (ABC Science).

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2 comments

  1. ianscyberspace · May 22, 2014

    I wonder if they could cross breed to strengthen their immune systems?

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