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Acacia evolution: why do some species evolve faster than others?

Acacias are one of the most diverse groups of plants in the world, with almost 1000 species in Australia alone. Acacias display stunning morphological diversity, but somethign let's less obvious is that they also display huge variation in the rates at which they evolve.

This project is open to Bachelor, Honours and PhD students

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Identification and characterisation of membrane transport proteins Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Identification and functional characterisation of flax rust effectors Honours, Masters, PhD
Identification of 2000 novel protein isoforms in the human and mouse genomes Bachelor, PhD
Identification of molecular mechanisms of action and direct target genes of developmental signalling pathways in sponges PhD
Identification of target genes of developmental transcription factors Brachyury, Gata and Caudal in sponges PhD
Implications of habitat patch dynamics for reef fish diversity PhD
Improving C4 photosynthesis by genetic manipulation Honours, PhD
Improving drought tolerance in wheat by selectively inhibiting negative regulators of drought stress signalling Honours, PhD
Insect ecology, morphology or physiology Honours, PhD
Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Investigating the genetic architecture of thermal acclimation of leaf energy metabolism using GWAS Honours, Masters, PhD
Isotope effects and natural isotope abundance Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Laboratory overview Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Landscape genomics Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Linking intracellular communication to whole-plant stress responses Honours, PhD
Lipid flipping in vision: seeing is believing! Honours, Masters, PhD
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 approaches to discovering biodiversity and understanding its response to climate change Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation Honours, Masters, PhD

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