Crop Genetics and Genomics

Scope

Crop genomics research at Southern Cross Plant Science provides a window into the genetic factors and variation underpinning plant cultivation and utlisation.

We have experience in a wide range of genetic analysis including use of segregating populations to generate genetic linkage maps and resolve loci and genes underpinning agronomic characteristics. This includes resolution of quantitative trait loci (QTL) and the ability to navigate between such genetic information and the underlying genome structure and gene regulatory networks. As well as characterising natural genetic variation, we have also used the generation of mutant populations to explore a wider range of genetic diversity.

SCPS has excellent facilities for genomic analysis, including Illumina next generation DNA sequencing.

Current Research

Projects include: