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Our research focuses on understanding how organisms adapt and interact with their environment and with each other. Toward this goal, we utilize the latest technologies, including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, along with more traditional morphological, cytogenetic, and molecular approaches.
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Organisms can adapt to changes in the environment by altering their developmental programmes. Differences in gene function and expression provide the basis for adaptability, and understanding how these genes work may lead to improved characteristics, such as drought or stress resistance in plants.
Understanding the nature of biodiversity is essential for protecting and preserving our native flora and fauna. We use molecular, morphological and cytological approaches to answer questions relevant to conservation, speciation, phylogenetic systematics, and taxonomy.
Microorganisms have both beneficial and detrimental associations with plants, and there is close communication and interaction between them. Studying the molecular basis of these interactions reveals how relationships evolve, what their functions are, and how they can affect plant health.
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Last updated on Thursday 17 November 2016