CRISPR genome editing approach for vetch improvement
This science honours project will use state-of-the-art next generation breeding technology to improve vetch seed nutrition.
Vetch seed has two amino acid toxins and the project involves using CRISPR genome editing to edit the genome to remove the toxins.
When successful, you will also measure for off-target effects by using whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics.
This project has industry support and we work closely with breeding partners and seed production companies.
Research area: Epigenetics and plant reproductive biology - Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Grains for Health, School of Biological Sciences
Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Molecular and Biomedical Science
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