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Photoprotective functions of xanthophyll pigments in avocado

Shade leaves of some tropical plants, such as avocado, have two carotenoid based pigment cycles that have established a particular photoprotective function for the xanthophyll pigment lutein.

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Identification of target genes of developmental transcription factors Brachyury, Gata and Caudal in sponges
    PhD
    Impact of early thermal environments on thermal behaviour and physiology in lizards
      Honours
      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

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