Natascha Seymour

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Root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei) is a serious pathogen of wheat and other crops and is estimated to cost the Australian wheat industry $36M per year in lost production. Use of tolerant and resistant wheat cultivars is the most important component of integrated control of this nematode. A targeted approach has been adopted to develop such(More)
The annual regeneration of deer antlers is a unique developmental event in mammals, which as a rule possess only a very limited capacity to regenerate lost appendages. Studying antler regeneration can therefore provide a deeper insight into the mechanisms that prevent limb regeneration in humans and other mammals, and, with regard to medical treatments, may(More)
The root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei is a major pest in the northern grain-growing region of Australia, costing the wheat industry alone $38 million/year in lost production. Biological suppression is being examined as a potential method of reducing populations of P. thornei, which is complementary to the current research focus of breeding tolerant(More)
In the northern grain and cotton region of Australia, poor crop growth after long periods of fallow, called ‘long-fallow’ disorder, is caused by a decline of natural arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). When cotton was grown in large pots containing 22 kg of Vertisol from a field recently harvested from cotton in Central Queensland, plants in pasteurised(More)
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