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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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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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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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PhD student scoops top prize for wheat gene research

October 22nd, 2013

Murdoch PhD student Hollie Webster beat senior researchers to receive a national prize for the best scientific paper for her work in wheat genomics.

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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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