Post Graduate 'topup' Scholarship in Evolutionary Genetics. "New approach to genetic assisted breeding in Oil Mallee" The primary Oil Mallee species for commercial Eucalyptus oil production in Australia, Eucalyptus polybractea, has had little breeding selection to boost yield above that which has occurred through natural selection. Next Generation Sequencing and Genome Wide Association techniques will be used to develop a genetic marker map for key traits such as oil yield, plant survivability, growth rate and biomass.
New and Emerging Plant Industries
Australian National University
The goal is to define a premium genotype for improved breeding of E. polybractea, which may lead to a significant boost in productivity and profitability for Australian Oil Mallee plantations. Similar techniques can be applied to many commercially significant species.
Project Start Date
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Project Completion Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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