News: Honours projects - Plant science

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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Improving food safety using plasma sterilisation

Improving food safety using plasma sterilisation

Honours project: Investigate the use of a high energy form of matter (plasma) to improve food safety.

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Ecological & evolutionary genetics of plants, wildlife forensic biology

Professor Andy Lowe

Honours project: How about a research project in ecological and evolutionary genetics of plants and wildlife forensic biology?

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