Scientists at ANU have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in a breakthrough that promises to help boost the yields of important food crops such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava.
The ANU and CSIRO will set up a new farming innovation centre at ANU to advance research, education and technology in farming and global food production, thanks to more than $1 million in new funding commitments.
They say leaders are born not made, but it seems the opposite is true for queen bees, according to a new study by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) and Queen Mary University of London.
Marine ecosystems are under threat from many factors (e.g., harvesting, pollution, global climate change) that are degrading or destroying key habitats for fishes at an alarming rate. Historically marine habitats were broadly viewed as homogeneous structures over which fish travelled and lived.
It's often assumed that plants and animals evolve differently because animals have a segregated germ line but plants don't. Recent work, including some from my lab, is now challenging this long-held view, potentially upending a century of thinking.