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Researcher: Koutoulis, A (Professor Anthony Koutoulis)

Fields of Research

Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Genetics
Plant Biology
Plant Physiology
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Forestry Management and Environment
Cell Metabolism
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Separation Science
Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Medical Biotechnology
Animal Cell and Molecular Biology
Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Microbial Ecology
Aquaculture
Evolutionary Biology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Genome Structure and Regulation
Forestry Sciences
Education
Agricultural Biotechnology
Microbial Genetics
Forestry Fire Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Landscape Ecology
Protein Trafficking
Genomics
Climate Change Processes
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Palaeontology (incl. Palynology)
Global Change Biology
Agricultural Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Gene and Molecular Therapy

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Barley
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Hardwood Plantations
Horticultural Crops
Hops
Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Aquaculture Oysters
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Health
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Reproductive System and Disorders
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Education and Training Systems
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Softwood Plantations
Berry Fruit (excl. Kiwifruit)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Production of Biofuels (Biomass)
Wheat
Biofuel (Biomass) Energy
Industrial Crops
Technological and Organisational Innovation
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Bakery Products
Diagnostic Methods
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Climate and Climate Change
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments

Career Best Publications

Sam, Sahh and Map gene expression during cell division and paralytic shellfish toxin production of Alexandrium catenella (Dinophyceae); Phycologia
A scale associated protein of Apedinella radians (Pedinellophyceae) and its possible role in the adhesion of surface components; Journal of Cell Science
Changes in the centrin and microtubule cytoskeletons after metaphase arrest of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii met1 mutant; Protoplasma
Development of a shoot multiplication system for hop (Humulus lupulus L.); In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant
DNA ploidy level of colchicine-treated hops (Humulus lupulus L.); Scientia Horticulturae
DNA Sequence and Expression Variation of Hop (Humulus lupulus) Valerophenone Synthase (VPS), a Key Gene in Bitter Acid Biosynthesis; Annals of Botany
Heterogeneity in Bean Leaf Mesophyll Tissue and Ion Flux Profiles: Leaf Electrophysiological Characteristics Correlate with the Anatomical Structure; Annals of Botany
High-throughput genotyping of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) utilising diversity arrays technology (DArT); Theoretical and Applied Genetics
In vitro tetraploid induction and generation of tetraploids from mixoploids in hop (Humulus lupulus L.); Plant Cell Reports
LCS, the Chlamydomonas Homologue of the t complex-encoded Protein Tctex2, is Essential for Outer Dynein Arm Assembly; Molecular Biology of the Cell
Micropropagation of two threatened Tasmanian species of Calocephalus (Asteraceae), with comments on phenotypic plasticity; Australian Journal of Botany
Odd-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in thraustochytrids ; Phytochemistry: International Journal of Plant Biochemistry
Spine-Scale Reorientation in Apedinella radians (Pedinellales, Chrysophyceae): the Microarchitecture and Immunocytochemistry of the Associated Cytoskeleton; Protoplasma: An International Journal of Cell Biology
The 78,000 M(r) intermediate chain of chlamydomonas outer arm dynein is a WD-repeat protein required for arm assembly; Journal of Cell Biology
The Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ODA3 gene encodes a protein of the outer dynein arm docking complex; Journal of Cell Biology
Ultrastructural and biochemical analysis of a new mutation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii affecting the central pair apparatus; Protoplasma
Varietal characterization of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) by GC-MS analysis of hop cone extracts; Journal of Separation Science

Research Publications

Sam, Sahh and Map gene expression during cell division and paralytic shellfish toxin production of Alexandrium catenella (Dinophyceae); Phycologia
A multiplexed set of microsatellite markers for discriminating Acacia mangium, A. auriculiformis, and their hybrid; Tree Genetics and Genomes
A multiplexed set of microsatellite markers for discriminating Acacia mangium, A. auriculiformis, and their hybrid; Tree Genetics and Genomes
A new major-effect QTL for waterlogging tolerance in wild barley (H. spontaneum); Theoretical and Applied Genetics
A novel, simplified technique for preservation and rapid isolation of total RNA from the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella (Dinophyceae); Phycologia
A scale associated protein of Apedinella radians (Pedinellophyceae) and its possible role in the adhesion of surface components; Journal of Cell Science
An ultrastructural and functional assessment of nasal cilia and spermatozoa in an infertile human male and healthy controls; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart.
Assignment of parentage in triploid species using microsatellite markers with null alleles, an example from Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas); Aquaculture Research
Australian thraustochytrids: potential production of dietary long-chain omega-3 oils using crude glycerol; Journal of Functional Foods
Barley grain associated microbial community dynamics during malting and their impact on malt quality; 32nd Institute of Brewing and Distilling Asia Pacific Convention
Biodiscovery of new Australian thraustochytrids for production of biodiesel and long-chain omega-3 oils; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Blue and red photoselective shadecloths modify pea height through altered blue irradiance perceived by the cry1 photoreceptor; Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology
Brassinosteroid deficient pea mutants and microtubule organisation; Combio 2003
Breeding polyploid varieties of tropical acacias: progress and prospects; Southern Forests
Cell biology and the physiology of brassinosteroid pea mutants; Genomes > The linkage to Life
Cell suspension culture and plant regeneration in the latex-producing plant, Calotropis gigantea (linn.) R. Br; Plant Cell Tissue & rgan Culture
Changes in the centrin and microtubule cytoskeletons after metaphase arrest of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii met1 mutant; Protoplasma
Comparison of the impact on the performance of small-scale mashing with different proportions of unmalted barley, Ondea Pro, malt and rice; Journal of the Institute of Brewing
Comparison of thraustochytrids Aurantiochytrium sp., Schizochytrium sp., Thraustochytrium sp., and Ulkenia sp. for production of biodiesel, long-chain omega-3 oils, and exopolysaccharide; Marine Biotechnology
Cytoskeletal dynamics of Apedinella radians (Pedinellophyceae): II. Cell division and the maintenance of cell polarity and symmetry; Protoplasma: An International Journal of Cell Biology
Cytoskeletal dynamics of Apedinella radians (Pedinellophyceae) I. Pre-division development and the formation of spine-scales and body scales; Protoplasma: An International Journal of Cell Biology
Cytoskeletal dynamics of Apedinella radians (Pedinellophyceae) III. Post-division development, maintenance of cell symmetry, and the re-establishment of interphase morphology; Protoplasma: An International Journal of Cell Biology
Development of a shoot multiplication system for hop (Humulus lupulus L.); In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant
DNA ploidy level of colchicine-treated hops (Humulus lupulus L.); Scientia Horticulturae
DNA Sequence and Expression Variation of Hop (Humulus lupulus) Valerophenone Synthase (VPS), a Key Gene in Bitter Acid Biosynthesis; Annals of Botany
Environmental adaptation in stomatal size independent of the effects of genome size; New Phytologist
Expression of a yielding-like gene in pea: A connection with brassinosteroids; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Floral phenology and morphology of colchicine-induced tetraploid Acacia mangium compared with diploid A. mangium and A. auriculiformis: implications for interploidy pollination; Australian Journal of Botany
Genetic diversity and pedigree assignment in tetraploid Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas); Aquaculture
Genetic diversity of cultured, naturalized, and native Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, determined from multiplexed microsatellite markers; Journal of Shellfish Research
Genetic Variation in the Epacris Tasmanica Complex (Epacridaceae); Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart.
Heat shock, smoke and darkness: partner cues in promoting seed germination in Epacris tasmanica (Epacridaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Heterogeneity in Bean Leaf Mesophyll Tissue and Ion Flux Profiles: Leaf Electrophysiological Characteristics Correlate with the Anatomical Structure; Annals of Botany
High cell density cultivation of a novel Aurantiochytrium sp. strain TC 20 in a fed-batch system using glycerol to produce feedstock for biodiesel and omega-3 oils; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
High-throughput genotyping of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) utilising diversity arrays technology (DArT); Theoretical and Applied Genetics
Identification of aerenchyma formation-related QTL in barley that can be effective in breeding for waterlogging tolerance; Theoretical and Applied Genetics
Immunological and ultrastructural studies of scale development and deployment in Mallomonas and Apedinella; Chrysophyte algae: ecology, phylogeny, and development
In vitro tetraploid induction and generation of tetraploids from mixoploids in hop (Humulus lupulus L.); Plant Cell Reports
Laticifers and latex yield in opium poppy; ComBio 2005
LCS, the Chlamydomonas Homologue of the t complex-encoded Protein Tctex2, is Essential for Outer Dynein Arm Assembly; Molecular Biology of the Cell
Life cycle assessment: heterotrophic cultivation of thraustochytrids for biodiesel production; Journal of Applied Phycology
Malt screening for premature yeast flocculation (PYF) based on qPCR detection of the microbial genera associated with or causal of PYF; 77th American Society of Brewing Chemists Convention
Meta-analysis of major QTL for abiotic stress tolerance in barley and implications for barley breeding; Planta
Micropropagation of two threatened Tasmanian species of Calocephalus (Asteraceae), with comments on phenotypic plasticity; Australian Journal of Botany
Microtubule Orientation in the Brassinosteroid Mutants lk, lka and lkb of Pea; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Odd-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in thraustochytrids ; Phytochemistry: International Journal of Plant Biochemistry
Plant Breeding for Flood Tolerance: Advances and Limitations; Genetic Manipulation in Plants for Mitigation of Climate Change
Pollen-pistil interactions between autotetraploid and diploid Acacia mangium and diploid A. auriculiformis; Journal of Tropical Forest Science
Polyploid Breeding and Mutagenesis in Hop (Humulus lupulus L.); International Humulus Symposium
Production of colchicine-induced autotetraploids as a basis for sterility breeding in Acacia mangium Willd; Forestry
Propagation of Dianella tasmanica (Liliaceae) and Diplarrena moraea (Iridaceae) by tissue culture; Australian Biologist
Quantitative genetic parameters for yield, plant growth and cone chemical traits in hop (Humulus lupulus L.); BMC Genetics
Quantitative trait loci in hop (Humulus lupulus L.) reveal complex genetic architecture underlying variation in sex, yield and cone chemistry; BMC Genomics
Red to far-red ratio correction in plant growth chambers - growth responses and influence of thermal load on garden pea; Physiologia Plantarum
Reproductive biology of Nerine (Amaryllidaceae) I: The annual growth cycle, floral development and gamete production; Herbertia
Reproductive biology of Nerine (Amaryllidaceae) II: Embryo development and seed germination; Herbertia
S-adenosylmethionine synthesase genes from eleven marine dinoflagellates; Phycologia
Seed development following reciprocal crossing among autotetraploid and diploid Acacia mangium and diploid A. auriculiformis; Australian Journal of Botany
Spine-Scale Reorientation in Apedinella radians (Pedinellales, Chrysophyceae): the Microarchitecture and Immunocytochemistry of the Associated Cytoskeleton; Protoplasma: An International Journal of Cell Biology
Technology applied to the development of new flavour hop varieties in Australia; Third International Humulus Symposium
Tetraploid induction of Acacia crassicarpa using colchicine and oryzalin; Journal of Tropical Forest Science
The 78,000 M(r) intermediate chain of chlamydomonas outer arm dynein is a WD-repeat protein required for arm assembly; Journal of Cell Biology
The Chlamydomonas reinhardtii ODA3 gene encodes a protein of the outer dynein arm docking complex; Journal of Cell Biology
The influence of malt quality on malt brewing and barley quality on barley brewing with Ondea Pro, compared by small-scale analysis; Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists
The latex capacity of opium poppy capsules is fixed early in capsule development and is not a major determinant in morphine yield; Annals of Applied Biology
The microarchitecture of the chrysophycean cytoskeleton; The Cytoskeleton of the Algae
The role of the cytoskeleton during the assembly, secretion and deployment of scales and spines; Meeting on Algal Experimental Systems in Cell Biological Research
TRFLP analysis reveals that fungi rather than bacteria are associated with premature yeast flocculation in brewing; Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
Ultrastructural and biochemical analysis of a new mutation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii affecting the central pair apparatus; Protoplasma
Use of Diversity Array Technology (DArT) for genotyping of Humulus lupulus L; International Humulus Symposium
Use of tissue culture techniques for hybridisation of Nerine; Australian Biologist
Valve and seta (spine) morphogenesis in the centric diatom Chaetoceros peruvianus Brightwell; Protoplasma: An International Journal of Cell Biology
Varietal characterization of hop (Humulus lupulus L.) by GC-MS analysis of hop cone extracts; Journal of Separation Science
Waterlogging tolerance in barley is associated with faster aerenchyma formation in adventitious roots; Plant and Soil
Why do they come and why do they stay? Meeting the needs and expectations of undergraduate students in the life sciences; HERDSA 2003

Research Projects

Advanced Breeding and Deployment Methods for Tropical Acacias; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Australian Hop Breeding; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Australian Hop Breeding Program; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Biochemistry and Genetics of Protein Modification and Fermentability of Malting Barley; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Breeding for Improved Australian Hop Varieties by Induced Mutations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cellular Automata Model of Forest Stands to Predict Size-class Distribution and Survival; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Commercialisation of TasBiotech; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing high throughput technologies for assessing pre-harvest sprouting; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Developing the Horticultural Potential of the Freycinet Wax Flower from Eastern Tasmania as a Conservation Recovery Strategy; Australian Flora Foundation (AFF)
Development and Evaluation of Sterile Triploids and Polyploid Breeding Methodologies for Commercial Species of Acacia in Vietnam, South Africa and Australia; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Development of a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-based test for premature yeast flocculation; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Development of Tools for the Sustainable Management of Genetics in Polyploid Oysters (Crassostrea gigas); Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Evolution within the southern conifers; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) for distinctive beer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Horticultural potential of native Tasmanian lilies and irises; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Investigating the Microalgal Strains held in the CCLM as well as Targeted New Strains from Australian waters, for their capacity to produce Biofuels and long-chain Omega-3 oils; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Landscape restoration with Greening Australia (Tasmania); Greening Australia (TAS) Ltd (GAT)
Life Science Molecular Biology Facility Extension; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Molecular genetic analysis of Chlamydomonas cell division cycle components: model system for studying cell division in photosynthetic organisms.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Molecular genetic analysis of Chlamydomonas Flagellar Components: Model System for Studying Flagellar Form and Function.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Propagation of Tasmanian Threatened Species; Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG)
The Suitability for Barley Brewing of Australian Barley Varieties; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
University of Sunshine Coast Research Futures Project; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Wildfire Chronosequence; CRC for Bushfire Research (CRCB)
Light Sources and Plant Growth
To fund a senior lecturer in adaptation genetics position

Research Candidate Supervision

Amnesic shellfish poisoning from toxic pseudo-nitzschia diatoms in Australian waters
An Investigation into the Influence of Variation in Controlled Environment Plant Research Facilities on Growth Responses
Anaylysis of antigen hancling by IL-10 induced tolerogenic dendritic cells
Development of Tools for the Sustainable Management of Genetics in Polyploid Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea Gigas)
Effects of Ploidy Level on the Reproductive Biology of Tropical Acacia Species
Fine Mapping of Aerenchyma Formation Under Waterlogging Stress in Barley
Fire-Mediated Alternative Stable States in the Vegetation Communities of Southwest Tasmania
Insertional mutants of Chlamydomonas affecting the central pair apparatus of the flagellum
Laticifers and Latex in Papaver somniferum L.; Capacity, Development and Translocation
Mechanisms of Ichthyotoxicity by Gymnodinioid Dinoflagellates (Kareniaceae, Dinophyta)- the Role of Lipids, Toxins and Reactive Oxygen Species
Micropropagation and Horticultural Potential of Native Tasmanian Liliaceae and Iridaceae
Micropropagation through axillary, apical, callus and suspension culture of commercially important Australian native plants Pimelia and Agonis species.
Microsatellite Analysis of Seed Production Systems in Acacia mangium
Molecular and Quantitative Genetic Analyses of Hop (Humulus lupulus L.)
Molecular evaluation of the status of Inter-specific Hybridisation in Vietnam's Acacia mangium and A. auriculiformis Breeding Populations and implications for future imporvement strategies
Molecular Investigation of Candidate Genes involved in the Biosynthesis of Dinoflagellate Paralytic Shellfish Toxins
Mutagenesis. Polyploidy and Reproductive Biology of Hop (Humulus lupulus, L.).
New Australian Thraustochytrids- A Renewable Source of Biofuels, Omega-3 Oils and other Bioproducts
Reproductive biology in Nerine (Amaryllidaceae)
The Regulation of Growth and Development in Pisum sativum