Modelling disease resistance
Biologists are one step closer to understanding precisely how plants respond to and resist disease infection with the recent production of a three-dimensional model of an important component of a plant disease resistance protein.
Bats natural hosts of SARS virus
Collaborative research involving scientists in Australia, China and the US concludes, in a paper published in Science, that bats are highly likely to be the natural host of the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Protecting Tasmania’s salmon industry (Podcast 16 Aug 2007)
Tasmania is renowned for its Atlantic salmon, but the fish are under attack from amoebic gill disease and in this podast Dr Mathew Cook, from CSIRO and the Food Futures Flagship, talks about a new a vaccine designed to boost the productivity of Tasmania’s A$230 million a year Atlantic salmon industry. (4:53)
Managing insect pests and weeds
CSIRO has a history of biological control successes against weeds and insect pests and our scientists are working on new control agents.
CSIRO has a history of biological control successes and our scientists are using their expertise to find more natural enemies of introduced weeds and insect pests.
Avoiding the Deadman Zone information sheet
Download the latest research material on bushfire behaviour - with the latest measures to protect firefighters in a wind change.
Download the latest research material on bushfire behaviour - with the latest measures to protect firefighters caught by a wind change.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the effects of climate change and ‘sleeper’ weeds, developing gluten free beer, carbon sinks losing the battle and an enzyme to degrade the herbicide, atrazine. (1 page)
CSIRO has the capability to create recombinant antibody and peptide-based reagents for innovative diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
Mozzie protein alert to invading viruses
CSIRO scientists have discovered how mosquitoes develop viral immunity, potentially leading to improved vaccines, and other control measures, for mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue and West Nile.
CSIRO to rationalise its sites in WA
CSIRO has decided to close its Yalanbee Research Station, a 1 150 hectare property near Perth, which has traditionally supported the work of livestock industry scientists in Western Australia, but is now significantly underutilised.
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The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the pre-eminent collection of our insects including mites, spiders, worms and centipedes, and is an invaluable resource maintained by CSIRO.
Bogong moths have migrated from their breeding areas to the mountains every spring for thousands of years.