Adinda Derkx

Dr Adinda Derkx

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

I study late-maturity α-amylase (LMA) in wheat. LMA is an undesirable genetic trait that when expressed results in elevated levels of α-amylase and potentially an unacceptable low Falling Number in mature grain, causing grain downgrading and financial looses to the grower.

The main areas of research are:
1) The environmental regulation of LMA expression, particularly by temperature. This should lead to improved phenotyping methods as well as a better understanding of LMA expression in the field.
2) Genetics of LMA, with the aim of developing molecular markers for wheat improvement.
3) Fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of LMA, including possible hormonal regulation.

  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137480
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  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor 1
  • Room: 1 12
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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