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$250,000 for genetic study

(1984) $250,000 for genetic study. The West Australian, 7 July 1984. p. 35 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A grant of $250,000 has been awarded to the biochemistry department of the University of Western Australia to help train researchers for one of the world's most important new industries, genetic engineering. Wesfarmers has made the grant available and will be paid over eight years. Professor Ivan Oliver of the University's biochemistry department will direct the programme and said the theory of genetic engineering was well understood but only a handful of Western Australians had the experience to apply it. The study is hoped to achieve a better understanding of genetic processes which could lead to new techniques for solving long-term problems in agriculture and veterinary medicine. The development of commercially useful plants that could tolerate high salinity conditions in salt-affected farm lands is one possibility with the production of improved animal vaccines for the domestic and export markets another.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1984 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58632
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