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Evolution at extremes: Macroevolutionary responses to harsh environments

The Australian landscape presents many areas of extreme conditions for plant survival, such as drought, heat, or salt-affected soils. Are some lineages better able to adapt and diversify in these harsh conditions?

This project is open to Honours and PhD students

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To what degree does autotransporter folding inside the bacterial cell resemble autotransporter folding in bulk solution? Honours, Masters, PhD
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Unravelling novel Rubisco structures in algae PhD
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Using macroinvertebrates to determine water quality in the Mulloon Creek catchment Honours, Masters
Visual tools for underwater observation of aquatic species Honours, Masters
Vitamin utilisation by malaria parasites Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Vocal mimicry and display PhD
What are novel mechanisms for regulating transcription, RNA turnover and protein translation Honours, PhD
Wheat immunity and applied synthetic biology Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD

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