TasFACE is a state of the art facility for investigating the impact of global climate change on an intact native grassland at Pontville, just north of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
We have excellent glasshouse & growth cabinets to PC2 standard, 2 phytotron (light control) glasshouses, a climate controlled (temperature, humidity, CO2) 6 cell glasshouse, 24 growth cabinets, & state-of-the-art photomorphogenesis facilities (dark rooms LED, blue, red, far-red lighting).
The School is ideally equipped to identify and quantify plant hormones, with high performance liquid chromatographs (HPLCs), a large collection of hormone standards, and access to sophisticated mass spectrometers with the sensitivity to detect less than one billionth of a gram of plant hormone.
In addition to all the usual molecular equipment the laboratory has a Gel-Scan 2000 for DNA fingerprinting and access to a capillary DNA sequencer, Real-Time PCR machines, microarray reader & dHPLC mutation analyser. The laboratory is one of the most productive research facilities in the University.
The School is ideally equipped with plant tissue culture facilities to investigate the growth of plants in in vitro conditions for conservation and/or commercialisation.
Authorised by the Head of School, Plant Science
28 May, 2012