Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of delayed leaf greening and phosphate and nitrate transport in the highly phosphorus-use-efficient Hakea prostrata (Proteaceae)

Benjamin Nestor

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

High crop yield generally requires a large amount of phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) fertilizer due to the low availability of these nutrients in the soil. Many plant species native to southwest Australia such as Hakea prostrata (Proteaceae) have high nutrient-use-efficiency traits, which are valuable for guiding development of high nutrient-use-efficient crops. In this thesis, I assembled a transcriptome and genome for H. prostrata to analyse changes in gene expression over leaf development and identify P and N transporter genes. Through my project, I aim to help accelerate the development of crops which require less P and N fertiliser.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Finnegan, Patrick, Supervisor
  • Edwards, Dave, Supervisor
  • Bayer, Philipp, Supervisor
  • Lambers, Hans, Supervisor
Award date13 May 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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