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Mediterranean drought-tolerant vines set for Australian experiment

Alex Copper and xynisteri vines

Wine researchers are investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus for their suitability for Australian conditions.

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$35.6 million boost for sciences' research infrastructure

Plant Accelerator, Waite campus

Research for a range of industrial sectors including scientific, advanced manufacturing, defence, resources, biomedical and agriculture has received a major boost.

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Plant discovery opens frontiers

biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life

Scientists discover biochemical mechanism fundamental to plant life that could have huge implications for biomedical, pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology industries.

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Pollen allergens: Are plants trying to kill us?

Rice flowers

Pollen allergies have long been a major pandemic health problem for humans. Plant molecular geneticist Deborah Devis is learning that pollen proteins play a vital role in a plant's reproductive process.

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What you missed from 'Tasting Australia - the chemistry of wine'

Here's what you missed from 'Tasting Australia - the chemistry of wine'

There's exciting science you can find in your glass, writes viticulture and oenology graduate Lieke van der Hulst.

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The Fungus Olympics

Microscopic image of the common environmental mould Aspergillus fumigatus – harmless to most people but can be deadly if you have a weakened immune system. Dr David Ellis, University of Adelaide

The race is on to find new ways to tackle disease. That’s why we’re competing in this year’s Fungus Olympics.

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New director of world-leading plant research facility

Susie Robinson Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

The University of Adelaide-led world-leading facility that underpins innovative plant research in Australia has appointed its first Executive Director to drive future success.

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New leadership for food sciences research

SARDI - Waite campus

South Australia’s multi-billion-dollar food industries will benefit from new scientific leadership in the state.

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Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars

barley

Scientists discover wild barley genes that could be used to improve drought tolerance in barley, the second most important cereal crop in Australia.

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Lifting spirits: How you can get involved in the South Australian gin spike

Adelaide Gin - Michael Hickinbotham and Associate Professor Graham Jones

The craft spirit scene in South Australia is booming. Here's how you can get involved in the art of spirit production and winemaking.

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