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Water is the cost of our food. Understanding how plants use available water and convert it to food even in harsh environments is essential to develop resilient crops.
Honours project: This project will involve the design of PCR assays to aid in rapid, field based screening for herbicide resistance in weeds.
Seed size is highly variable in most agricultural crops and affects crop productivity and quality.
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.
Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals with unique properties.
Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS are synthetic organofluorine compounds with unique properties and widespread applications in different industries.
Honours project: Investigate the toxins produced by Pyrenophora teres that cause net blotch disease in barley.
Honours project: Join a team of researchers to evaluate the potential of soybeans to be grown in South Australia.
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.
Honours project: Discover how parasitic nematodes affect cereal plant roots and exactly which genes help the plants fight back.