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Future Fellowships to boost agriculture and earth sciences research

Roseworthy wheat crop

$2.5m to advance research on enhancing crop salt tolerance; gene regulation in wheat; and the interplay between tectonics, climate and resources.

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Even koalas need a virus PCR test

Koala photo by Tamsyn Stephenson

Animal scientists have refined a test to more accurately detect viruses in koalas.

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How is drought affecting cereal plants such as wheat and barley?

Wheat in glasshouse

Scientists have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants.

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Snails, slugs and stick insects - investigating the dynamics of Australia’s terrestrial invertebrate trade

Spiny Leaf Insect by Mario Madrona via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

For some people, the idea of having tarantulas and scorpions living in their house is a nightmare; for others, keeping insects is a hobby and a passion, writes Charlotte Lassaline.

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How do we detect the impact of rising sea levels?

Soil sulfur isotopes Emily Leyden

Scientists have come up with a simple new test to analyse sulfur isotopes which can be used to help investigate chemical changes in water.

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Scientists find opposite rice proteins work together to promote plant fertility

Rice field image by Nattapon Jaroenchai from Pixabay

Researchers have discovered new information on how hybrid rice plants maintain male fertility under different day lengths.

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Scientists find greener way to extract health-promoting molecules from food waste

Apples

Scientists show greener process for extracting health-promoting molecules from food waste to use in skincare and pharmaceutical products.

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New research centre to accelerate future crop development

Stuart Roy researcher photo

University of Adelaide experts are part of a new research centre that will train the next generation of scientists to develop more resilient crops.

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Engineering a virus: What is gain of function research?

Genetics lab

Interview with researcher A/Prof Michael Beard about gain-of-function research, a technique used in virology and genetics to alter the function of a virus.

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