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Philip Vercoe

Professor Philip Vercoe

Professor
Animal Biology, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Animal Biology
The University of Western Australia (M085)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 6758
Fax
+61 8 6488 2243
Email
philip.vercoe@uwa.edu.au

Associate Director
Agriculture, The UWA Institute of

Contact details
Address
The UWA Institute of Agriculture
The University of Western Australia (M085)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 6758
Fax
+61 8 6488 1040
Email
philip.vercoe@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BRurSc PhD N.E.
Key research
Rumen Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Microbial Ecology
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Quantitative genetics
Future research
Conjugated linoleic acid production in the rumen
Selective breeding programs in crayfish
Funding received
FRDC
ARC
NHMRC
Industrial relevance
CLA - healthy food
Crayfish - increased productivity
Memberships
Australian Society of Microbiology
Teaching
I currently lecture in the following units:
700.240 Introduction to Genetics 240
700.304 Molecular Genetics in Managed & Natural Systems 304
703.303 Genetics & Animal Breeding 303
763.310 Genetics & Plant Breeding 310
Current projects
I currently supervise the following fourth year students for 2003:

Peter Hutton - Does sunflower oilt increase Conjugated Linoleic Acids in the milk fat of different breeds of sheep

Carolyn Jenour - Possible mechanisms for displacement of native marron by introduced marron

Diane Mayberry - Supplementing saltbush with straw to increase ruminal microbe activity

Mark O'Mara - Meat yield and body morphology of marron

Chad Reynolds - Use of agricultural by-products in rations for lotted prime lambs

Clint Thompson - Using alkalais to knock out ARGT (annual ryegrass toxicity) in contaminated feedstuffs
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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