The root that feeds half a billion people | University of Oxford

The root that feeds half a billion people

Javier Agusti
19:30 - 21:00
Botanic Garden
Rose Lane
Oxford
OX1 4AZ

Daubeny Building

Lectures and seminars
£8 per lecture or £36 for the whole series
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The root of cassava is best known for being the main source of food for roughly 500 million people in developing countries. However, it also constitutes an excellent model system to study fundamental questions on tissue-type determination in multicellular organisms. This talk will explain how the cassava is helping scientists to unravel the genetic regulation of root development.