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A.J. Potts

Alastair John Potts is a NRF Career Advancement Fellow / Senior Lecturer at Nelson Mandela University in the Department of Botany. He is interested in many aspects of South African œcology, including palaeovegetation distributions, plant phylogeography, drivers of biome boundaries and Albany Subtropical Thicket œcology (e.g. physiology, seed dispersal and restoration). 

Finding Frankenflora: Using Sanger Sequencing To Identify Protea Hybrids

“Frankenflora” are swarms of hybrid plants that are the result of species being translocated outside of their natural ranges. The name was first coined by Tony Rebelo in 2005 to refer to hybrids in the Proteaceae family that result in […]