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Why sequencing the wheat genome matters

October 6th, 2016

Professor Rudi Appels

In an interview with EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource, Professor Rudi Appels explains how sequencing the wheat genome will eventually lead to improved wheat varieties with important agricultural traits, such as yield increase, stress response and disease resistance.

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Murdoch’s key role in groundbreaking wheat research

July 23rd, 2014

Murdoch University wheat researcher Professor Rudi Appels has played a key role in an international research project which has published the draft sequence of the bread wheat genome in the prestigious journal Science.

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The weed that helps to feed the world

January 30th, 2018

Professor Rudi Appels

Scientists say that the detailed sequencing of the genome for a grass species considered a weed in some countries, could help to improve food security for the world’s expanding population.

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Murdoch feeding $1b Chinese wheat market

June 13th, 2017

Murdoch University is helping Australian farmers improve wheat quality, as they look to capture a bigger slice of China’s $1 billion market.

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Public access to wheat genome to revolutionise farming

June 15th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

Murdoch University researchers have played a crucial role in research that will revolutionise the world’s wheat growing community. The researchers have co-led a decade long world-wide effort to understand the wheat genome through the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). Having completed quality control on the completed wheat genome, the IWGSC is now making this […]

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Next generation of scientists make gluten discovery

September 9th, 2015

Professor Rudi Appels with Applecross Senior High School pupils (from left to right) Emma Mezger, Kaleigh Spithoven, Sarah Boon and Woo Kyoung Kim

The next generation of science leaders have been guided by a Murdoch University professor to make a discovery about the proteins in sourdough which could help it to become more palatable for those with gluten sensitivities.

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Wheat discovery could boost international market for Australian growers

May 27th, 2014

Professor Wujun Ma has worked with wheat grains on a genetic level to produce new lines which are richer in protein

A new wheat quality discovery by a Murdoch University researcher has the potential to add one per cent or $50m to the $5bn wheat market in Australia.

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New Australia-China centre to map entire wheat protein genome

January 9th, 2013

A new joint research centre at Murdoch University is aiming to improve international competitiveness for Australian grain growers by mapping the entire wheat protein genome.

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New funds to develop drought resistant wheat

February 1st, 2011

Murdoch University has received more than $1million from the Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) and BioPlatforms Australia to continue its research into developing drought-resistant wheat varieties.

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New online portal to help farmers

July 9th, 2010

A new interactive website, FIWeb, aims to help Australia’s farmers get the best value from their crops.

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