Science on Sundays: 'SCUBA-Rice’ - ...

Pallavi Singh
... How rice survives flooding?

Join Pallavi Singh from the Department of Plant Science, University of Cambridge for the fourth talk in this series.

Rice is the food staple for more than two thirds of the world’s population. Although rice varieties are adapted to flourish in standing water, they are still susceptible to flooding. This talk will look at some recent scientific breakthroughs from around the world in our understanding of how rice survives flooding. These studies are revolutionizing rice cultivation and providing farmers with protection against short-term flooding.

Free 30 minute talk starting 11am and repeated at 2pm.

Our seasonal series of Science on Sundays talks run each month between March - August. They bring the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.

The series is curated by the Garden's Director, Professor Beverley Glover.
11am & 2pm
Free talk
Normal Garden Admission applies
Booking Details
Science on Sundays are free, drop-in 30 minute talks suitable for 12+

Talks take place in the Garden Classroom.
No pre-booking required.
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