Aina Price

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Aina Price

Research Assistant

Room 263, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2709 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2698 (fax)

Additional Information

Research Areas

General Responsibilities

Hop tetraploid induction: The cones of female hop are important to the brewing industry. In conjunction with Hop Products Australia this project utilises an efficient colchicine-mediated technique developed in our lab for the in vitro induction of hop tetraploids and confirmation by flow cytometry for use in the breeding program.

Hop mutagenesis: Hop plants are vital to the brewing industry. Their main commercial products are alpha-acids & oils which contribute to the bitter taste and aroma of beer. In conjunction with the Hop Products Australia induced mutagenesis is used to alter the genetic make-up of hops to obtain varieties with desirable characteristics for current and new markets.

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Fields of Research

  • Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070602)
  • Genetics (060499)
  • Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (060702)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)

Research Objectives

  • Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants (820209)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Hops (820204)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)


Total publications


Journal Article

(3 outputs)
2015Griffin AR, Chi NQ, Harbard JL, Son DH, Harwood CE, et al., 'Breeding polyploid varieties of tropical acacias: progress and prospects', Southern Forests, 77, (1) pp. 41-50. ISSN 2070-2620 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2014.999303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Griffin AR; Harbard JL; Harwood CE; Koutoulis A


2014Jordan GJ, Carpenter RJ, Koutoulis A, Price A, Brodribb TJ, 'Environmental adaptation in stomatal size independent of the effects of genome size', New Phytologist, 205, (2) pp. 608-617. ISSN 0028-646X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.13076 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Jordan GJ; Carpenter RJ; Koutoulis A; Brodribb TJ


2005Koutoulis A, Roy AT, Price AJ, Sherriff L, Leggett G, 'DNA ploidy level of colchicine-treated hops (Humulus lupulus L.)', Scientia Horticulturae, 105, (2) pp. 263-268. ISSN 0304-4238 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2005.01.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Koutoulis A; Roy AT


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2013Whittock S, Price A, Howard E, Koutoulis A, 'Technology applied to the development of new flavour hop varieties in Australia', Acta Horticulturae , 9-14 September 2012, Zatec, Czech Republic, pp. 21-26. ISBN 978-906605696-1 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Whittock S; Howard E; Koutoulis A

2005Koutoulis A, Price AJ, Leggett G, 'Polyploid Breeding and Mutagenesis in Hop (Humulus lupulus L.)', Proceedings of the First International Humulus Symposium (Acta Horticulturae 668), 1-7 August 2004, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, pp. 41-46. ISBN 9066055286 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Koutoulis A