Gene map to transform cattle industry
This two-page article from Farming Ahead details a research project by CSIRO to map the bovine genome sequence which will deliver massive benefits to cattle producers over the next few decades.
New tools that instantly identify individual molecules are opening up new horizons for medical diagnostics and security. This is the article that appeared in CSIRO's Solve magazine.
Biosecurity and invasive species
This fact sheet outlines biosecurity research by CSIRO, which is helping to manage the increasing threat and damage from invasive alien species that come with globalisation. (2 pages)
Bioremediation cleans up residues
This three-page article details research on enzymatic bioremediation that has been developed to clean up pesticide residues which pose environmental and public health problems and threaten the markets of many of Australia’s agricultural commodities.
Refuges harbour pests and beneficial insects
That refuge crops, planted near Bt cotton to prevent resistance developing, also support significant populations of secondary pests and beneficial species is argued in this article from Farming Ahead. (3 pages)
Advanced Materials from Novel Plant Products
This power point presentation details advances in biomaterials as part of the Crop Biofactories Initiative (CBI) and was presented at the Fifth Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing. (16 pages)
Innovation vital to staying competitive
This article from Farming Ahead looks at how CSIRO is helping Australian wool growers stay competitive with other fibres through the application of new nanotechnology and biotechnology techniques. (2 pages)
The Emerging Bioeconomy
This six-page brochure describes how the emerging bioeconomy is providing a platform to a sustainable future.
Melbourne: Parkville, Vic (Parkville laboratory)
Researchers at CSIRO’s Parkville laboratory are developing antibody-like molecules for diagnostic applications, rational drug design, cell culture, protein purification and robotic crystallisation.
Stem cell beef could boost market choice
A two-page article from Farming Ahead looks at the technology that exists to grow meat in a laboratory, and CSIRO researchers' belief that such stem cell technology can be better used to gain an understanding of how animals produce meat.
Science for tomorrow
A one-page extract which has a snapshot of four developments in science from across CSIRO, including the impacts of livestock transportation, improving qualities of commercial cattle breeds, helping livestock cope with drought and improving wood yields.