News: Honours projects - Agricultural science

Exploring the function of MADS-box genes in barley inflorescence development

barley

Honours project: Learn about functional gene research combined with molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and developmental biology

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Improving drought and salt tolerance of wheat

Wheat

Honours project: Examine wheat water use efficiency under saline conditions.

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Role of a histone demethylase during seed development

grains in petri dish

Honours project: This project in epigenetics and plant reproductive biology will examine the role of a histone demethylase (H3K9me2) during seed development.

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Improving abiotic stress tolerance in durum wheat

Crop epigenetics - Haipei Liu

Honours project: Improving abiotic stress tolerance in durum wheat – stress priming via microRNAs.

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Improving plant responses to sub-optimal conditions through plant hormones

Philip Brewer

Honours project: Make fundamental discoveries about how strigolactones act to alter the growth of plant root cells or applying the latest knowledge of strigolactones to crops.

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Role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during plant reproduction

Grains for health

Honours project: Investigate the role of an RNA m5C methyltransferase during early reproductive development as mutants abort early during seed development.

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Structural studies of cell wall proteins involved during pathogenesis

protein crystals

Honours project: Study the structure of fungal cell wall proteins using ion mobility mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography.

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Shoots or roots - which controls plant-fungal interactions?

plant roots

Honours project: Investigate the origin of signals affecting colonisation of plant roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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