There are a number of opportunities to conduct short- or long-term experiments in aspects of cold tolerance in rice. Our RIRDC-funded project aims to evaluate variation and elucidate the underlying mechanisms in key physiological traits and molecular quantitative trait loci that may contribute to cold tolerance, a major limitation to production for the Australian rice industry. You can conduct short vegetative experiments (6 weeks) or longer term (4 to 5 months; plants grown to maturity) to fit into course plans.

Location: Gatton or St Lucia, in controlled glasshouse facilities

Expected outcomes: an understanding of the effect of abiotic stress on plant growth and development; experimentation and research strategies for glasshouse conditions

Supervisors: Dr Jaquie Mitchell, Professor Shu Fukai

Before you apply: contact the primary supervisor for more details

 

Project members

Dr Jaquie Mitchell

Research Fellow
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences