The global macadamia industry may have originated from a single tree taken from Queensland to Hawaii in the 19th century, according to new research.

29 May 2019
Dr Craig Hardner with a macadamia tree in Hawaii

A scientist from UQ's Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has set out to re-trace the steps of a 19th century naval captain who kick-started the international macadamia industry.

30 May 2013

The DNA of rare and endangered macadamia species will soon be fingerprinted in an effort to determine the original wild tree or trees that launched the global macadamia industry.

4 July 2011