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

The root that feeds half a billion people

Speaker
Javier Agusti
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:00
Venue
Botanic Garden
Rose Lane
Oxford
OX1 4AZ
Venue details

Daubeny Building

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£8 per lecture or £36 for the whole series
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

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.