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Identification and functional characterisation of flax rust effectors

Plant pathogens produce secreted proteins during infection of their hosts and these proteins, known as effectors, aid in the infection process. In turn, plants have evolved disease resistance genes encoding receptor proteins that can trigger a highly effective defence response upon recognition of these effectors.

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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.
Isotope effects and natural isotope abundance Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Johne's and Crohn's disease: The role of Mycobacterium avium Not open to students.
Kin selection and competition in cooperative breeders Not open to students.
Laboratory overview Honours, Bachelor, 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
Lipid flipping in vision: seeing is believing! Honours, Masters, PhD
Manipulating CO2 transport with aquaporins to improve photosynthesis Honours
Maternal effects and phenotypic development in lizards Honours
Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite and their roles in conferring drug resistance Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Metagenomics and the analysis of microbial genomes Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Microbial control of root developmental plasticity Honours, Bachelor, 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 Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Multi-trait plasticity: understanding temperature response of alpine plants in a warming world (ARC Discovery 2017-20) Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
New antibiotics that target membrane channels Not open to students.
New approaches to discovering biodiversity and understanding its response to climate change Honours, Bachelor, PhD
New control methods for plant-parasitic nematodes Not open to students.
New molecular targets for drugs to treat human and animal nematode parasites Not open to students.
non-coding RNA and micro RNA genes in plants Not open to students.

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