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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)

Genomics of rust pathogens

The cereal rust pathogens are among the most damaging of all plant pathogens. Using genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis, this project will examine how rust pathogens establ more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

Microbial nitrogen cycling and mushroom production

Mushrooms are an important food source in the Australian diet, supplying protein, vitamins and micronutrients. Growing nutrient-rich mushrooms requires a specialized compost, which more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)

Phylogenetics of rust pathogens

There are about 7,000 rust species, some of which are among the most damaging of all plant pathogens. Using genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis, this project will contribut more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

Mycoviruses of rust pathogens

Most if not all rust species that have been studied to date carry mycovisues. The role of these hyperparasites is not understood at all. The project will undertake sequencing of myc more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

The impact of climate on sorghum utilisation in poultry diet

With a variable climate, drought has been a constant and inevitable feature of the Australia landscape. The current drought began in NSW in mid - 2017 and it is equivalent to a majo more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Sonia (Dr), Selle, Peter (Dr)

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)

The influence of microbial interactions on mushroom production

Mushrooms are an economically important food source with an annual retail value in Australia of almost $700 million. Although edible fungi have been grown for many years, knowledge more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)

VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN FOOD AND NUTRITION PROVISION

Primary producers of agricultural commodities and consumers of food items desiring a balanced nutrition and health are linked by a global supply-chain system, in which demand and su more...

Supervisor(s): Lenzen, Manfred (Professor)

Total Synthesis of Plant Growth Promoters

Opportunities exist to take a leading role in the development of next-generation agrochemicals by synthesizing naturally occurring plant growth promoters and their analogues. more...

Supervisor(s): McErlean, Christopher (Associate Professor)