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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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WA scientists help crack barley genetic code

April 27th, 2017

Professor Chengdao Li (Image: Wayne Rochat)

The development of new and improved barley varieties is set to be accelerated, after the complete barley genome was recently mapped by an international consortium, which included Murdoch University scientists.

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Pre-harvest sprouting experts to gather in Perth

September 16th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals will be held 18-20 September, and will address a common genetic defect in cereal grains.

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Hazy beer culprits caught

July 24th, 2015

Barley and beer haze Lingzhen Ye small square

Professor Chengdao Li, from Murdoch University’s Western Barley Genetics Alliance and Dr Lingzhen Ye of Zhejiang University have identified the protein in barley that causes beer to haze.

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