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Genetics to improve production of essential oils from Australian trees

We are using a range of different genetic approaches to understand how to improve, the profile, yield and biomass of medicinal tea tree, blue mallee and york mallee.

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Improving C4 photosynthesis by genetic manipulation
    Honours, PhD
    Improving drought tolerance in wheat by selectively inhibiting negative regulators of drought stress signalling
      Honours, PhD
      Infection of plants by rust fungi
        Not open to students.
        Insect ecology, morphology or physiology
          Honours, PhD
          Insect vision & navigation
            Not open to students.
            Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna
              Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
              Investigating adaptive genomic variation underlying drought tolerance in Eucalyptus
                Bachelor
                Investigating the genetic architecture of thermal acclimation of leaf energy metabolism using GWAS
                  Honours, Masters, PhD
                  Investigating the interactions between respiration and photosynthesis in leaf photosynthetic function
                    Not open to students.
                    Ion homeostasis in the malaria parasite
                      Not open to students.
                      Kin selection and competition in cooperative breeders Not open to students.
                      Laboratory overview
                        Bachelor, Honours, PhD
                        Landscape genomics
                          Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
                          Limiting factors and impacts of climate change for endangered Australian orchids
                            Not open to students.
                            Linking intracellular communication to whole-plant stress responses
                              Honours, PhD
                              Manipulating CO2 transport with aquaporins to improve photosynthesis
                                Honours
                                Mapping the genetic mechanism of plasmodesmata formation and regulation to improve crops
                                  Summer scholar, Honours, Masters, PhD
                                  Maternal effects and phenotypic development in lizards
                                    Honours
                                    Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite and their roles in conferring drug resistance
                                      Not open to students.
                                      Metagenomics and the analysis of microbial genomes
                                        Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
                                        Microbial control of root developmental plasticity
                                          Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
                                          MicroRNA target recognition; the role of the target RNA secondary structure.
                                            Honours, Masters, PhD
                                            Molecular evolution and Phylogenetics
                                              Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
                                              Molecular tools to reveal protein function and identify drug targets
                                                Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
                                                Multi-trait plasticity: understanding temperature response of alpine plants in a warming world (ARC Discovery 2017-20)
                                                  Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD

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