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CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 14 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
The development of superior high quality wheat varieties is a main focus of scientists from CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship. Wheat is not only Australia’s most important grain crop but one of the most important sources of food in the world.
In this short video Dr Rhonda Foley takes you on a journey from breeding lupin to eating lupin! Dr Foley aims to identify important proteins that play a role in nutrition in the hope of developing a healthier lupin for human consumption. (2:36)
Do you listen more to mum or dad? Each parent contributes a different version (allele) of every gene to their offspring. Usually both alleles are active in the offspring, but for a small subset of genes, called imprinted genes, an allele will only be switched on if it comes from either the mother or the father.
Vigorous new wheat germplasm developed by CSIRO researchers that can beat weeds to precious nutrients and water could save Australian wheat growers millions of dollars per year.
Previous articles available from the CSIRO Plant Industry newsletter archives.
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