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Metabarcoding analysis of microbiota in pasture grasses

Pasture dieback has afflicted a wide range of grasses across Queensland and New South Wales, causing immense economic damage.To help better understand this dieback, you will analyse the microbiome of grasses from field plots and controlled laboratory experiments using 16S amplicon metabarcoding.You will work as part of a larger team studying pasture dieback at QUT.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

Natural enemies of pasture mealybugs

Pasture dieback is affecting hundreds of thousands of pastures across of Queensland and northern NSW and significant losses to the $9billion dollar per year livestock industries. It is caused by a species of mealybug, Heliococcus summervillei. QUT is leading major, industry-funded research on the biology and possible controls of this threat. As part of this work, we have identified 3 species of parasitoid wasp, and sampling methods to quantify insect predators that will be important in any successful integrated management …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

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