News: Honours projects - Agricultural science

Genes controlling seed development

Barley flower slide - Matthew Tucker

Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project on dissecting the MADS-box interactome during barley ovule and seed development.

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Sheep Pain Mitigation Trial

Professor Mark Hutchinson with a sheep

Honours project: Join a team of researchers who are investigating the experience of pain in sheep.

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Rhizopus arrhizus: Fantastic fungi and how to control them

Rhizopus arrhizus

Honours project: Rhizopus arrhizus is a fast-growing fungus that spoils our food - it also has a huge biotechnological potential.

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Transcription factors controlling seed development

Cover 3 mod Transcription factors controlling seed development

Honours project: Participate in a plant breeding project understanding seed development in flowering plants.

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Fruit fly control: CRISPR mutagenesis of the yellow2 gene

Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)

Honours project: Help generate a sterile fruit fly strain with a visible marker to facilitate easy tracking of sterile males after release.

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How will the trees of urban Adelaide respond to climate change?

Waite campus aerial photo

Honours project: Assist with the strategic future of the Waite Arboretum, a valuable resource for local, national, and international urban planning.

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Can the novel IVOS biosensor diagnose mastitis in dairy cows?

Cow udder by  Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay

Honours project: Validate a novel biosensor as a potential diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows.

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Stop the spot: Almond bacterial spot disease in Australia

Almond trees

Honours project: Uncover the morphological features, genetic diversity and the host- pathogen relationship among bacteria and stone fruits.

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Activity of novel xylanases from a new Australian crop, Plantago ovata (psyllium)

Plantago ovata (psyllium) by Stan Shebs (CC by 3.0)

Honours project: Study the biology of psyllium, a plant whose seeds are used as a key ingredient in the gluten-free food industry.

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