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 Dean Nicolle
 
Contact Details
Dean Nicolle
Address PO Box 808
MELROSE PARK S.A. 5039
Australia
Phone 0413 214 303 (International: +61 413 214 303)
Email dn@dn.com.au


Educational History / Qualifications
2008 Doctor of Philosophy at the Flinders University of South Australia, School of Biological Sciences.
Thesis title: Systematic studies of the mallees, Eucalyptus series Subulatae (Myrtaceae).
1997 Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of Adelaide, Department of Botany.
Honours research project: Geographical variation in the morphology of the Eucalyptus flocktoniae complex (Myrtaceae).
1995 Bachelor of Applied Science (Natural Resource Management) at the University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus.
1991 Dux Certificate; Horticulture Course, Urrbrae Agricultural High School.


Experience
I have authored over 60 publications since 1994 (listed below), all relating to eucalypt systematics, ecology and biochemistry, including over 40 refereed scientific articles and the reference books Smaller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia, Taller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia, Native Eucalypts of South Australia and Eucalypts of Victoria and Tasmania.

I am director and head of research at Currency Creek Arboretum (CCA), a world-renowned eucalypt research arboretum, including the cultivation of over 900 species and subspecies of eucalypts. Over 50 publications have been published, accepted for publication, submitted or are in manuscript, which have used the resources and/or data of CCA.

I am self-employed as a consulting arborist/botanist/ecologist. I have consulted to numerous government organizations, private companies and individuals for tree identifications, tree hazard and health assessments and species selection and field trials, including the production of Significant Tree Assessment Reports for over 4000 trees in the Adelaide metropolitan area since 2003. I am also employed as a casual teacher in Biological Sciences at The Flinders University of South Australia.

I have been invited to speak on eucalypt arboriculture, botany and ecology at numerous seminars and conferences, including:
1) Keynote speaker at national conference Small ornamental eucalypts - Society for Growing Australian Plants at Hamilton, Victoria on 6th September 1998.
2) Invited speaker at Treenet (Tree and Roadway Experimental and Educational Network) National Conference at Waite Arboretum, South Australia on 6th September 2002.
3) Invited speaker at Treenet National Conference at Waite Arboretum, South Australia on 4th September 2003.
4) Invited speaker and workshop presenter at International Society of Arboriculture, Australian Chapter (ISSAC) & New Zealand Arboricultural Association Trans Tasman Conference at Geelong, Victoria on 9th October 2006.
5) Invited speaker at Eucalypts – their role in the urban landscape presented by Tree Logic in Ringwood East (Melbourne), Victoria on 29th November 2006.
6) Invited speaker and workshop presenter at International Society of Arboriculture, Australian Chapter (ISSAC) Conference in Newcastle, New South Wales on the 3rd to 5th of May 2009.
7) Invited speaker at International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Annual International Conference in Sydney, New South Wales on the 26th of June 2011.
8) Invited speaker at National Biennial Conference and Seminars of the Australian Native Plants Society in Adelaide, South Australia on the 5th of October 2011.
9) Invited speaker at biennial conference of The Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc. hosted by The Friends of the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens in Port Augusta, South Australia on the 18th of August 2012.
10) Keynote speaker at AridSmart Gardening Expo in Port Augusta, South Australia on the 29th of September 2013.
11) Keynote speaker at Eucalyptus one-day workshop in Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria on the 18th of April 2015.
12) Co-host (with Dr Matt Ritter) and keynote speaker at Australian Trees in California (Acacia and Eucalyptus) one-day workshop in Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, USA on the 1st of July 2015.


Awards
2015 Bjarne K Dahl Medal awarded by the Bjarne K Dahl Trust for providing an outstanding contribution to eucalypt conservation and education.
2003 Centenary Medal awarded by the Governor-General for service to the community, through the establishment of a eucalypt research arboretum.
2002 Semi Finalist of South Australia Water Science and Technology Award as part of the Young Australian of the Year Awards.

Semi Finalist of Unilever Environment Award as part of the Young Australian of the Year Awards.
1992 Finalist of Environmental Award as part of the Young Australian of the Year Awards.
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Publications (1991 to current)
76 Marsh KJ, Kulheim C, Blomberg SP, Thornhill AH, Miller JT, Wallis IR, Nicolle D, Salminen J-P and Foley WJ (2017). Genus-wide variation in foliar polyphenolics in eucalypts. Phytochemistry 144: 197-207.
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75 de Boer HJ, Drake PL, Wendth E, Price C, Schulze ED, Turner NC, Nicolle D and Veneklass EJ (2016). Apparent over-investment in leaf venation relaxes leaf morphological constraints on photosynthesis in arid habitats. Plant Physiology 172(4): 2286-2299.
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74 Jones RC, Nicolle D, Steane DA, Vaillancourt RE and Potts BM (2016). High density, genome-wide markers and intra-specific replication yield an unprecedented phylogenetic reconstruction of a globally significant, speciose lineage of Eucalyptus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 105: 63-85.
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73 Nicolle D (2016). Taller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia: Their Selection, Cultivation and Management. D Nicolle, Adelaide.
72 Nicolle D (2016). Smaller Eucalypts for Planting in Australia: Their Selection, Cultivation and Management. D Nicolle, Adelaide.
71 Nicolle D (2016). Key to species of Eucalyptus in Australia. In KeyBase, Flowering plants of Australia.
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70 Nicolle D (2016). Key to species of Corymbia in Australia. In KeyBase, Flowering plants of Australia.
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69 Nicolle D (2016). Key to species of Angophora. In KeyBase, Flowering plants of Australia.
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68 Goodger JQD, Seneratne SL, Nicolle D, Woodrow IE (2016). Foliar essential oil glands of Eucalyptus subgenus Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) are a rich source of flavonoids and related non-volatile constituents. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151432.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151432.
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67 Larcombe MJ, Holland B, Steane DA, Jones RC, Nicolle D, Vaillancourt RE and Potts BM (2015). Patterns of Reproductive Isolation in Eucalyptus — A Phylogenetic Perspective. Molecular Biology and Evolution (2015) 32(7): 1833-1846.
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66 Nicolle D (2015). Classification of the eucalypts (Angophora, Corymbia and Eucalyptus) Versions 1 and 2. http://www.dn.com.au/Classification-Of-The-Eucalypts.pdf
65 Nicolle D (2014). The scantily collected Corymbia punkapitiensis (Myrtaceae) is not distinct from the widespread arid-zone species C. aparrerinja. Nuytsia 24: 263-267.
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64 Nicolle D (2014). Myrtaceae - Angophora, Corymbia, Eucalyptus (version 1). In: Kellermann J (ed.) Flora of South Australia ed. 5. 102 pp. State Herbarium of South Australia, Adelaide.
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63 Nicolle D, Brooker MIH and French ME (2014). A new subspecies of the threatened monocalypt Eucalyptus insularis (Myrtaceae) from Western Australia. Nuytsia 24: 249-253.
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62 Schulze E-D, Nicolle D, Börner A, Lauerer M, Aas G, Schulze I (2014). Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of Eucalyptus and Acacia species along a seasonal rainfall gradient in Western Australia. Trees 28(4): 1125-1135.
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61 Nicolle D (2013). Native Eucalypts of South Australia. D Nicolle, Adelaide.
60 Brooker MIH and Nicolle D (2013). Atlas of Leaf Venation and Oil Gland Patterns in the Eucalypts. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.
59 Nicolle D and French ME (2012). A revision of Eucalyptus ser. Falcatae (Myrtaceae) from south-western Australia, including the description of new taxa and comments on the probable hybrid origin of E. balanites, E. balanopelex and E. phylacis. Nuytsia 22(6): 409-454.
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58 Nicolle D and French ME (2012). A review of Eucalyptus erythronema (Myrtaceae) from the wheatbelt of south-western Australia. Nuytsia 22(6): 455-463.
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57 Woodhams M, Steane DA, Jones RC, Nicolle D, Moulton V and Holland BR (2012). Novel Distances for Dollo Data. Systematic Biology 62(1): 62-77.
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56 Bell SAJ and Nicolle D (2012). Eucalyptus expressa (Myrtaceae): a distinctive new stringybark from the sandstone ranges north-west of Sydney, New South Wales. Telopea 14: 69–76.
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55 Nicolle D, French ME and Thiele K (2012). Notes on the identity and status of Western Australian phrase names in Corymbia and Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae). Nuytsia 22(3): 93–110.
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54 Nicolle D and French ME (2012). Two new mallee box species (Eucalyptus sect. Adnataria ser. Lucasianae; Myrtaceae) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Nuytsia 22(1): 17-29.
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53 Nicolle D and Kleinig D (2011). Eucalyptus melanophloia subsp. nana D.Nicolle & Kleinig, a new mallee ironbark (E. ser. Siderophloiae Blakely; Myrtaceae) from central Australia and north western Queensland. Austrobaileya 8(3): 347-355.
52 Steane DA, Nicolle D, Sansaloni CP, Petroli CD, Carling J, Kilian A, Myburg AA, Grattapaglia D and Vaillancourt RE (2011). Population genetic analysis and phylogeny reconstruction in Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) using high-throughput, genome-wide genotyping. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 59(1): 206-224.
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51 Lauerer M, Nicolle D, French M, Börner A, Aas G and Schulze E-D (2011). Marri, Mallee, Mulga: Pflanzenvielfalt Westaustraliens. Der Palmengarten 75(1): 31-42.
50 Turner NC, Schulze E-D, Nicolle D and Kuhlmann I (2010). Growth in two common gardens reveals species by environment interaction in carbon isotope discrimination of Eucalyptus. Tree Physiology 30(6): 741-747.
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49 Wallis IR, Nicolle D and Foley WJ (2010). Available nitrogen in leaves explains key chemical differences between the eucalypt subgenera. Forest Ecology and Management 260(5): 814-821.
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48 Tucker DJ, Wallis IR, Bolton JM, Marsh KJ, Rosser AA, Brereton IM, Nicolle D and Foley WJ (2010). A metabolomic approach to identifying chemical mediators of mammal–plant interactions. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36(7): 727-735.
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47 Nicolle D (2010). Eucalypts – the weird and the wonderful. The Bark 12(4): 14-16. Reproduced from paper presented at International Society of Arboriculture, Australian Chapter (ISSAC) Conference in Newcastle, New South Wales on the 3rd to 5th of May 2009.
46 Walker E, Byrne M, Macdonald B, Nicolle D and McComb J (2009). Clonality and hybrid origin of the rare Eucalyptus bennettiae (Myrtaceae) in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 57(3): 180-188.
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45 Nicolle D and French ME (2009). Eucalyptus calycogona subsp. miracula (Myrtaceae), a new subspecies from the central wheatbelt of Western Australia. Nuytsia 19(1): 99-105.
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44 Nicolle D (2009). Four new obligate seeder taxa of Eucalyptus series Rufispermae (Myrtaceae) from the transitional rainfall zone of south-western Australia. Nuytsia 19(1): 77-99.
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43 Nicolle D (2009). Guide to Australia’s gum blossoms. Australian Geographic 96: 22-23.
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42 Nicolle D, Potts BM and McKinnon GE (2008) Eucalyptus cordata subsp. quadrangulosa (Myrtaceae), a new taxon of restricted distribution from southern Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 142(2): 71-78.
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41 Nicolle D, French ME and McQuoid N (2008). A revision of Eucalyptus ser. Cornutae subser. Conjunctae (Myrtaceae) from the south coast of Western Australia, including the description of four new taxa and comments on the hybrid origin of E. bennettiae. Nuytsia 18: 197-222.
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40 Nicolle D and Brooker MIH (2008). An updated diagnosis for Eucalyptus series Accedentes (Myrtaceae) and a new mallee species for the series occurring in far western Australia. Nuytsia 18: 189-196.
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39 Turner NC, Schulze E-D, Nicolle D and Schumacher J (2008). Annual rainfall does not directly determine the carbon isotope ratio of leaves of Eucalyptus species. Physiologia Plantarum 132(4): 440-445.
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38 Nicolle D (2008). Systematic studies of the southern Australian mallees (Eucalyptus series Subulatae - Myrtaceae). Ph.D. Thesis. School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia.
37 Nicolle D and French ME (2007). A new geographically disjunct and apparently rare subspecies of Eucalyptus jutsonii (Myrtaceae) from Western Australia. Nuytsia 17(1): 281-288.
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36 Hopper SD and Nicolle D (2007). Diamond gum (Eucalyptus rhomboidea: Myrtaceae), a new threatened species endemic to the Bremer Range of the Southwest Australian Floristic Region. Nuytsia 17(1): 185-194.
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35 Steane DA, Nicolle D and Potts BM (2007). Phylogenetic positioning of anomalous eucalypts by using ITS sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany 20(5): 402-408.
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34 Nicolle D and Brooker MIH (2006). Formal recognition of Eucalyptus platydisca (Myrtaceae), an arid-zone monocalypt from south-western Australia. Nuytsia 16(1): 87-94.
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33 Schulze E-D, Turner NC, Nicolle D and Schumacher J (2006). Species differences in carbon isotope ratios, specific leaf area and nitrogen concentrations in leaves of Eucalyptus growing in a common garden compared with along an aridity gradient. Physiologia Plantarum 127: 434-444.
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32 Nicolle D (2006). A classification and census of regenerative strategies in the eucalypts (Angophora, Corymbia and Eucalyptus - Myrtaceae) with special reference to the obligate seeders. Australian Journal of Botany 54(4): 391-407.
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31 Schulze ED, Turner NC, Nicolle D, and Schumacher J (2006). Leaf and wood carbon isotope ratios, specific leaf areas and wood growth of Eucalyptus species across a rainfall gradient in Australia. Tree Physiology 26(4): 479-492.
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30 Nicolle D, Whalen MA and Mackay DA (2006). Morphological variation and phylogenetic relationships within Eucalyptus series Subulatae (Myrtaceae) of southern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 19(1): 59-86.
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29 Nicolle D and Whalen MA (2006). A taxonomic revision and morphological variation within Eucalyptus series Subulatae subseries Spirales (Myrtaceae) of southern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 19(1): 87-112.
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28 Nicolle D (2006). Eucalypts of Victoria and Tasmania. Bloomings Books, Melbourne.
27 Nicolle D, Byrne M and Whalen MA (2005). A taxonomic revision and morphological variation within Eucalyptus series Subulatae subseries Oleaginae (Myrtaceae), including the oil mallee complex, of south-western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 18(6): 525-553.
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26 Nicolle D and Brooker MIH (2005). Reassessment of the saline dwelling Eucalyptus spathulata complex (Myrtaceae) from southern Western Australia. Nuytsia 15(3): 411-437.
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25 Nicolle D (2005). A taxonomic revision and morphological variation within Eucalyptus series Subulatae subseries Decussatae and Decurrentes (Myrtaceae) of Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 18(6): 473-524.
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24 Nicolle D (2005). A rare and endangered new subspecies of Eucalyptus sargentii with high potential for revegetation of saline sites from south-western Australia and notes on E. diminuta and E. sargentii subsp. fallens. Nuytsia 15(3): 403-410.
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23 Nicolle D and French ME (2003). Eucalypts for use in saline revegetation. Western Wildlife 7(1): 6-8.
22 Nicolle D (2003). Currency Creek Arboretum Eucalypt Research. Vol. 2. D Nicolle, Adelaide.
21 Nicolle D (2002). Two new species of silver mallet (Eucalyptus - Myrtaceae) of very restricted distribution in south-western Western Australia. Nuytsia 15(1): 77-84.
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20 Nicolle D (2002). A revision of Eucalyptus series Calcicolae (Myrtaceae) from the south coast of Western Australia. Nuytsia 15(1): 69-76.
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19 Steane DA, Nicolle D, McKinnon GE, Vaillancourt RE and Potts BM (2002). Higher-level relationships among the eucalypts are resolved by ITS-sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany 15(1): 49-62.
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18 Nicolle D (2002). Temperate area eucalypts. Australian Plants Online 28. Reproduced from paper presented at Society for Growing Australian Plants 19th Biennial Seminar, Annesley College, Adelaide, 30th September to 3rd October 1997.
17 Nicolle D (2002). Eucalypts with potential for streets. Proceedings of Treenet Street Tree Symposium. Pp. 52-55. 5th-6th September 2002.
16 Vaillancourt RE, Boomsma DB and Nicolle D (2001). A disjunct population of Eucalyptus globulus ssp. bicostata from South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 125(1): 65-68.
15 Nicolle D (2001). Notes on Eucalyptus series Orbifoliae (Myrtaceae) including a new species from central Australia. Nuytsia 13(3): 487-493.
14 Nicolle D (2000). New taxa of Eucalyptus informal subgenus Symphyomyrtus (Myrtaceae) endemic to South Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 19: 83-94.
13 Nicolle D (2000). Three new taxa of Eucalyptus subgenus Eudesmia (Myrtaceae) from Queensland and Western Australia. Nuytsia 13(2): 317-329.
12 Nicolle D (2000). A review of the Eucalyptus calycogona group (Myrtaceae) including the description of three new taxa from southern Australia. Nuytsia 13(2): 303-315.
11 Nicolle D (2000). Currency Creek Arboretum Eucalypt Research. Vol. 1. D Nicolle, Adelaide.
10 Nicolle D and Conran JG (1999). Variation in the Eucalyptus flocktoniae Complex (Myrtaceae) and the description of four new taxa from southern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 12(2): 207-239.
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9 Nicolle D, Dunlop PJ and Bignell CM (1998). A study of the variation with time of the compositions of the essential leaf oils of 16 Eucalyptus species. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 13: 324-328.
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8 Nicolle D and Brooker MIH (1998). Eucalyptus splendens subsp. arcana (Myrtaceae), an endangered new subspecies endemic to South Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 18(2): 103-106.
7 Nicolle D (1997). A taxonomic revision of the Eucalyptus striaticalyx group (Eucalyptus series Rufispermae: Myrtaceae). Nuytsia 11(3): 365-382.
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6 Nicolle D (1997). Eucalypts of South Australia. D Nicolle, Adelaide.
5 Nicolle D (1997). Geographical variation in the morphology of the Eucalyptus flocktoniae complex (Myrtaceae). Hons. Thesis. Dept. of Botany, University of Adelaide.
4 Nicolle D (1995). A new series, Incognitae, of Eucalyptus L’Hér., including a new species endemic to Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 16: 73-78.
3 Nicolle D, Nicolle B and French ME (1994). Eucalypts of the Mudgee District. F&N Eucalypt Publications, Perth.
2 Nicolle D (1994). The taxonomy and phytogeography of Kangaroo Island’s Eucalyptus L’Hérit. D Nicolle: Adelaide.
1 Nicolle D (1991). In search of Eucalyptus rameliana. Society for Growing Australian Plants Journal 11(9): 310-313.
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