Genetics to improve production of essential oils from Australian trees

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Description

We are using a range of different genetic approaches to understand how to improve, the profile, yield and biomass of medicinal tea tree, blue mallee and york mallee.

The oils get their aroma from the complex mixture of terpenes that are held in glands of the leaves. We are using a range of different genetic approaches to understand how to improve, the profile, yield and biomass of medicinal tea tree, blue mallee and york mallee.

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