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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Neil Robinson

Investigation into the Use of Different Platforms to Phenotype Wheat Cultivars for Tolerance to the Root Lesion Nematode Pratylenchus Thornei
16 JUN 2022
9.00 AM - 10.30 AM

My research is to investigate novel methods that aid to characterise wheat cultivars for their tolerance to the root-lesion nematode, Pratylenchus thornei. Tolerant wheat cultivars are important to the industry to minimise yield losses due to the widespread, and damaging distribution of P. thornei across the subtropical grain region of eastern Australia. Capturing key plant performance indicators that contribute to tolerance, like canopy health, and plant-water interactions would improve our understanding, and ability to select for tolerance. Subsequently, wheat breeders would be able use these novel methods to develop cultivars that withstand and yield well despite P. thornei attack.

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