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Genetics studies of rust resistance in faba bean

Faba bean is an important grain legume in Australia. A breeding program to develop suitable varieties for the northern grain growing region of Australia is located at the University more...

Supervisor(s): Adhikari, Kedar (Dr)

Understanding phenology and early pod set under high biomass conditions

Faba bean is an important grain legume in Australia. A breeding program to develop suitable varieties for the northern grain growing region of Australia is located at the University more...

Supervisor(s): Adhikari, Kedar (Dr)

Genomic selection in the black tiger prawn (University of Sydney)

Future breeding programs for the black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) will require integration of genomic data to improve the efficiency of selection. The Holy Grail is to make selec more...

Supervisor(s): Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr), Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor)

Wheat heat tolerance

High-temperature extremes (i.e. heat waves) occur with unpredictable frequency and have been a significant detriment to wheat production in the northern region, and across Australia more...

Supervisor(s): Tan, Daniel (Associate Professor)

Genetic diversity of commercial black tiger prawns and evidence for selection signatures (University of Sydney & James Cook University)

This project will use genotype-by-sequencing approaches to determine differences in genetic diversity between populations of farmed black tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) originating more...

Supervisor(s): Khatkar, Mehar Singh (Dr), Thomson, Peter Campbell (Associate Professor)

Genetics of resistance to rust diseases in cultivated barley

Rust diseases, particularly leaf rust, impact on barley production not only in Australia but also overseas. The most economical and sustainable way to control these diseases is via more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

Fine mapping and cloning of seedling and adult plant resistance genes to leaf rust in barley

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Virulent Rhodococcus equi decontamination strategies on horse farms

An investigation into potential disinfectant agents that could be used on farms to reduce environmental virulent Rhodococcus equi burdens. more...

Supervisor(s): Muscatello, Gary (Dr)

How can animals cope with climatic variability?

Research to discover how the environment affects animal function, and if and how animals can compensate for environmental variability. more...

Supervisor(s): Seebacher, Frank (Professor)

Diversity of the immune system and conservation of the Arabian oryx

This project focuses on investigating the adaptive and immune systems of Arabian oryx from a reintroduction program in Oman.  more...

Supervisor(s): Gongora, Jaime (Associate Professor)