Dr Danny Llewellyn: leading cotton biotechnology
Dr Danny Llewellyn specialises in cotton biotechnology research. He has played an important role in developing the insect and herbicide tolerant, genetically modified cotton varieties which currently dominate the cotton industry.
Dr Harry Wu: researching tree genetics and breeding
Dr Harry Wu uses his expertise in forest genetics to improve productivity and wood quality in forest plantations. His outstanding contributions to Australian tree improvement were recently recognised by a Special Contribution Award from the Southern Tree Breeding Association.
CSIRO wheat trait information for cereal breeders.
CSIRO wheat marker information for cereal breeders.
Improving the control of Delta Arrowhead
This two-page information sheet is about CSIRO's collaboration with La Trobe University, DPI Victoria and RIRDC to better understand the biology of the aquatic weed Delta Arrowhead (Sagittaria platyphylla)and improve its control.
Oilseeds and legumes
Oilseeds, such as canola, are important agricultural crops in Australia and CSIRO is looking to make them healthier and more productive. CSIRO is also working with soybeans, lupins, chickpeas and cowpeas, to develop drought tolerance, improve nutritional value and tackle disease.
Helping hands aid tsunami victims
In December 2004, a destructive tsunami ravaged the shores of several Indian Ocean nations. Thanks to Ensis scientists, relief is being provided to two of the islands significantly damaged in the disaster.
This page provides easy to understand definitions of common biotechnology words and terms.
Native plants and forestry
CSIRO studies Australian native plants to better understand their variety, needs and role in contemporary ecosystems.
Crop Biofactories Initiative
CSIRO is using its expertise in plant, biochemical and material sciences and its strong base in existing research in crop biofactories to help position Australia as a significant global player in the bioeconomy.