News: Honours projects - Plant science

Nutrition & collective movement in the Australian plague locust

Australian plague locusts

Honours project: Investigate the movement of plague locusts using laboratory and field experiments.

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Use of drones to assess the performance of wheat in sodic soils

drone over crops

Honours project: Investigate wheat growth and yield in high-sodium soils using drone-mounted imaging techniques

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Identifying novel tolerance to subsoil constraints in a FIGS wheat set

Wheat

Honours project: Identify wheat lines from around the world that are tolerant to subsoil challenges such as high salinity and soil pH

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Improving wheat yields in dispersive soils

Wheat

Honours project: Examine how wheat yield can be improved by increasing tolerance to different soil constraints

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Effect of micronutrients on the growth of wheat in sodic soils

Plant accelerator

Honours project: Examine how micronutrient interactions alter the growth and ion concentrations of wheat in sodic soils

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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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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 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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