Research Updates

Important pollinators in Australian avocado, macadamia and mango crops

Important pollinators in Australian avocado, macadamia and mango crops

20 November 2019

Study identifies three key pollinator groups, including two wild visitors, for avocado, macadamia and mango crops

 
New tool for detecting grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3

New tool for detecting grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3

11 November 2019

Scientists develop a new assay for detecting grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (GLRaV-3) in mealybug

 
Saving water to help maintain Abu Dhabi forests

Saving water to help maintain Abu Dhabi forests

18 October 2019

Study looks at the feasibility of irrigating with tertiary treated sewage effluent to save groundwater reserves in Abu Dhabi

 
New techniques could accelerate breeding and innovation

New techniques could accelerate breeding and innovation

11 October 2019

Kiwifruit flowering is accelerated using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated editing under rigid containment conditions

 
How does in vitro rearing affect the morphology of adult bees?

How does in vitro rearing affect the morphology of adult bees?

11 October 2019

Study compares health of adult workers reared in vitro with those reared in a hive by their parental colony

 
Study contributes to future coloured-skin potato breeding programmes

Study contributes to future coloured-skin potato breeding programmes

9 October 2019

Identifying markers for genes associated with skin colour in potatoes

 
Modelling the optimal trapping season for fruit fly surveillance

Modelling the optimal trapping season for fruit fly surveillance

3 October 2019

Study leads to management recommendations for trap timing

 
Assessing the biosafety of the Samurai wasp as a biocontrol agent for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

Assessing the biosafety of the Samurai wasp as a biocontrol agent for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

20 September 2019

Lab study looks at the potential host-range of Samurai wasp in New Zealand

 
Study finds protective willows best planted down to stone layer

Study finds protective willows best planted down to stone layer

20 September 2019

Measuring the development of the willow root system in different riverbank sediments

 
Conceptualising host-pathogen conflicts in the Rubik cube

Conceptualising host-pathogen conflicts in the Rubik cube

19 September 2019

Review looks at post-translational modifications involved in host-pathogen conflicts

 
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