Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics

$1.8m for lab robots to control antimicrobial resistance on farms

September 20th, 2017

Resistance researchers: Dr Sam Abraham (left) and Dr Mark O

Murdoch University researchers are partnering with industry to investigate the application of laboratory robots to accurately test for antimicrobial resistance among farmed pigs and chickens.

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Goldfish could use estuaries as ‘saltbridge’ to spread between rivers

September 19th, 2017

River raider: Goldfish could be using estuaries as a

Goldfish invaders have been discovered in Australian estuaries, meaning they can tolerate salty water and can potentially use it to move between river systems.

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Deadly fish pathogen detected in Australia

September 16th, 2017

Deadly discovery: Wild catfishes from the Tully River were found to carry the pathogen

A dangerous pathogen, which caused devastating losses in the aquaculture industry in the United States, has been detected in wild Australian catfish for the first time.

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Outstanding achievements celebrated at Murdoch graduations

September 15th, 2017

More than 600 graduates are now part of Murdoch’s global alumni family of 60,000 after two glittering graduation ceremonies this week at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Study gives cultural insight to meat market

September 14th, 2017

New research has given the sheep industry a valuable insight into the meat preferences of other countries.

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Research project to help eagles soar

September 11th, 2017

Simon Cherriman and an eaglet

A passionate Perth conservationist has raised more than $20,000 through crowdfunding to help him track young Wedge-tailed eagles.

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Future agricultural solutions showcased at Murdoch

September 5th, 2017

Future solutions: Professor Richard Harper (second right) with Murdoch Crop and Pasture Science students at the symposium

From transforming the meat industry with new scanning technology to the transformation of breeding techniques to improve global crop production, Murdoch University’s 2017 Agricultural Research Symposium showcased an exciting future for Western Australian farming.

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Waterlogging tolerant barley breakthrough

August 31st, 2017

New barley varieties with greater waterlogging tolerance are on the horizon, after a scientific breakthrough in genetic research identified a major contributing gene.

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Murdoch agriculture research delivers global food solutions

August 21st, 2017

Grain yield: Murdoch researcher Dr Camilla Hill will be among the presenters at the Symposium

Identifying grain pests and ways to sell meat to China will be among key developments in agriculture research that will be showcased at Murdoch University on Friday 1 September.

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Murdoch technology to help combat Indo-Pacific malnutrition

August 18th, 2017

A Murdoch University technology that prevents mould growth on fresh food is part of a $4 million initiative to combat malnutrition in the Indo-Pacific region.

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