Monosex animal populations ‘could help prevent disease and poverty’

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A PhD researcher from Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast explores the science behind sex-changing animals and the impact this could have on society. The article would be suited to students in years 4 to 12, studying Biological Sciences who are particularly interested in developments in genetic understanding.

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Years: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Cells, The Body, Genetics, Lifecycles, Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface