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Seed size variation in chickpea and lentil

Seed size is highly variable in most agricultural crops and affects crop productivity and quality.

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High sodium wheat for disease resistance?

In the course of ongoing salinity tolerance research, we observed variation for leaf and stem rust resistance that seemed to be related to a novel trait for sodium accumulation in bread wheat. 

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Release of PFAS from selected consumer products and building materials waste

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals with unique properties.

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Cost-effective remediation strategies to reduce release of PFAS from contaminated soil

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS are synthetic organofluorine compounds with unique properties and widespread applications in different industries.

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Why does Pyrenophora teres cause net blotch disease in some barley plants and not others?

Net blotch disease in barley

Honours project: Investigate the toxins produced by Pyrenophora teres that cause net blotch disease in barley.

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Evaluation of soybeans as a crop in South Australia

Soybean in pot

Honours project: Join a team of researchers to evaluate the potential of soybeans to be grown in South Australia.

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Using epigenetics to breed for enhanced reproductive, abiotic and/or biotic traits in cereal crops

Using epigenetics to breed for enhanced reproductive, abiotic and/or biotic traits in cereal crops

Honours project: Various projects suitable for students interested in learning more about plant breeding, genetics, molecular biology, abiotic and biotic stress, and/or plant reproduction.

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Plant nematode-interactions: parasitism and defence

nematode barley root

Honours project: Discover how parasitic nematodes affect cereal plant roots and exactly which genes help the plants fight back.

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Improving nodulation by understanding effects of fertiliser and soil type survival of rhizobia

On average, legume crops fix about 100 kg N per hectare, which equates to $4 billion annually in Australia.

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What causes oedema in brussel sprouts?

Oedema in brussel sprouts

Honours project: In collaboration with AE Cranwell & Sons, investigate the causes of oedema in brussel sprouts.

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