Super clones to conquer coconut crisis

11 Mar 2019


Coconut fruit of Malayan Yellow Dwarf variety.

Ageing coconut palm trees could be replaced quickly and cheaply by superior cloned coconuts being developed by University of Queensland researchers.

PhD student Eveline Kong, from the Cocobio Laboratory at UQ’s School Of Agriculture and Food Sciences, said the project would help avoid a coconut shortage caused by old coconut palms becoming less productive each year.

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