Bio-Protection Research Centre
The Bio-Protection Research Centre is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), that pursues multidisciplinary research to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand's plant-based primary industries and natural ecosystems.
It was formed by New Zealand's leading plant protection scientists.
Current research programmes span a range of applications including computational intelligence, molecular biology, biotechnology and agro-ecology.
Based at Lincoln, many of the Centre's staff and postgraduate students are situated within the greater Lincoln campus - including the University and surrounding Crown Research Institutes.
Bio-Protection's well resourced laboratories are complemented by excellent field facilities and the NZ Biotron, one of only three plant growth facilities of its kind in the world.
More information is available from the Bio-Protection Research Centre Web site.
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Implementation of genetic and untargeted metabolomics to study the role of the terpene synthase vir4 from Trichoderma virens in plant-microbe interactions (Lincoln University, 2019)Trichoderma virens actively interacts with plants roots in natural and agricultural ecosystems. Its ability to persist in the rhizosphere and to internally colonise plants roots is driven among others by the production of ...
Integrating the use of a beneficial fungus in the genus Trichoderma into the production of export onions (Allium cepa) in New Zealand : A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science (Lincoln University, 2019)Trichoderma biocontrol products for use in onion crops are available in New Zealand but are not part of standard practice. Onion diseases and pests are largely controlled by current chemical pesticides but the export onion ...
Host-specific transcriptomic pattern of Trichoderma virens during interaction with maize or tomato roots (BioMed Central, 2015-01-22)Members of the fungal genus directly antagonize soil-borne fungal pathogens, and an increasing number of species are studied for their potential in biocontrol of plant pathogens in agriculture. Some species also colonize ...
Beyond protocols: Improving the reliability of expert-based risk analysis underpinning invasive species policies (Springer International Publishing, 2017-09)Risk assessment tools for listing invasive alien species need to incorporate all available evidence and expertise. Beyond the wealth of protocols developed to date, we argue that the current way of performing risk analysis ...
Analysing Sr isotopes in low-Sr samples such as single insects with inductively coupled plasma tandem mass spectrometry using N₂O as a reaction gas for in-line Rb separation (Wiley, 2020-03-15)Rationale: Strontium isotopes are valuable markers of provenance in a range of disciplines. Limited amounts of Sr in low-mass samples such as insects mean that conventional Sr isotope analysis precludes their use for ...