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Understanding pollination processes between bees and flowers

Bee flower image

Honours project: Investigate the molecular basis of extrorse anther outcrossing mechanism in flowering plants.

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Molecular diet analysis of bent-winged bats

bent-winged bats

Honours project: Explore the diet of bent-winged bats through conservation genetics and forensic biology.

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Effect of pre-partum hCG on farrowing performance of older parity sows & their piglets viability

Pig sow

Honours project: Investigate blood oestrogen levels of older sows and subsequent piglet growth and survival. 

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Using paleo-archives to safeguard biodiversity

Paleo-archives offer new prospects for benchmarking and maintaining future biodiversity.

The late Quaternary paleorecord, within the past ∼130,000 years, can help to inform present-day management of the Earth's ecosystems and biota under climate change.

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Scientists in the news this week: August 2020

Superstar of STEM Roberto De Bei

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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New building block in plant wall construction

Barley image by Goran Horvat from Pixabay

University of Adelaide researchers uncover new biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life.

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Marine food webs under increasing stress

Marine ecosystem, Whakaari Island, New Zealand. Image: Sean D. Connell

University of Adelaide scientists find growing evidence that marine ecosystems will not cope well with rising sea temperatures caused by climate change.

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Study sheds new light on vein formation in plants

Philip Brewer

Scientists gain new knowledge about how hormones regulate plant growth.

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Dinosaur relative’s genome linked to mammals

Dinosaur relative’s genome linked to mammals - Tuatara - photo by Nicola Nelson

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the tuatara – a rare reptile whose ancestors once roamed the earth with dinosaurs.

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How do dogs smell COVID-19?

A COVID-19 detector dog enrolled in the NOSAIS program led by professor Dominique Grandjean and Clothilde Julien from the Alfort Veterinary School (France)

How detector dogs are being trained to sniff out traces of COVID-19.

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