Biofuel Production from the Stem of Wild Sorghum

May 31, 2016
Filed under: Media,New Publications,News — Tags: , — Stav Manafis @ 4:33 pm

  Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the potential to yield over 10,000 litres of bioethanol per hectare per year. Researchers such as Dr Caitlin Byrt Postdoctoral Fellow in the University’s School […]

New paper: Regulation of Meristem Morphogenesis by Cell Wall Synthases in Arabidopsis

May 20, 2016
Filed under: Media,New Publications,News — Tags: , , , — Stav Manafis @ 1:06 pm

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls‘ scientists have mapped changes in composition of plant cell walls over space and time, providing new insights into the development and growth of all plants. A paper titled Regulation of Meristem Morphogenesis by Cell Wall Synthases in Arabidopsis which is published in the journal Current Biology, characterises […]

New paper: Plants also suffer from stress

September 14, 2015
Filed under: New Publications — Tags: , , , , , , — Emma Drew @ 3:19 pm

Professor Staffan Persson, affiliated with the Melbourne node of the Centre, has recently had a paper published in the journal Cell. The paper titled, “A Mechanism for Sustained Cellulose Synthesis during Salt Stress,” discusses how the team identified a protein family that helps plants to grow on salt, and outlined a mechanism for how these proteins aid […]

Biofuel from grape waste

August 20, 2015

Centre PhD Student, Kendall Corbin’s research on grape marc being used as a biofuel has recently been published in the journal, Bioresource Technology. The paper, “Grape marc as a source of carbohydrates for bioethanol: Chemical composition, pre-treatment and saccharification“, discusses how the leftover grape waste (skins, stalks and seeds) from wine-making could be fermented to produce […]

The Start of Cropping in Grains

July 31, 2015

Our former Centre Director, Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher, and a team of international researchers have discovered the genes in barley that led to the start of human agriculture, published in the journal Cell today. “Evolution of the seed dispersal system in barley” discusses how the group of researchers, led by Professor Takao Komatsuda of the National Institute of Agrobiological […]

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