Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics
LOCATION: Plant Genomics Centre, Hartley Grove, Waite Campus, Urrbrae SA 5064
Our Core Purpose
The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) delivers yield increase and stability in wheat and barley to Australian breeders and growers through functional genomics.
ACPFG is funded jointly by the Grains Research Development Corporation, Government of South Australia and the University of Adelaide.
ACPFG Organisation and Facilities
The ACPFG is one of the largest cereal crop genomics facilities in the world with more than 75 researchers, postgraduate students and staff. The ACPFG is based at the Plant Genomics Centre located on the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus.
Research. Knowledge. Technology.
Wheat and barley are two of Australia’s most important cereal crops. Abiotic stresses such as drought, heat, salinity and nutrient deficiencies are major causes of yield and quality loss throughout the world and cause significant problems for cereal growers in Australia.
By combining forward and reverse genetics, bioinformatics, collected populations and allelic diversity, we deliver traits, markers and genes to increase plant stress tolerance and improve yield.
T. +61 8 8313 6740
ACPFG Facilities and Laboratory Manager
T. +61 8 8313 7118
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