Science on Sundays: The art and design of harmony in plant-fungal symbioses

Dr Uta Paszkowski, Department of Plant Sciences
Almost all types of land plants in all terrestrial ecosystems take part in arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) interactions, which are globally the most widely distributed plant symbioses.

This symbiotic interaction is intriguingly intimate, culminating in fungal invasion of the root where intracellular colonization of plant cells by fungal tree like structures leads to nutrient exchange that benefits both partners.

Find out more in this 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.
Date
20/08/2017
Time
11am & 2pm
Price
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.
Event Category
All Events
Venue
Classroom
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