Dr Natasha Yelina, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Children are not exact copies of their parents, instead they get a mix of traits from both parents. This is due to trait reassortment that occurs during the formation of eggs and sperm.
The same is true for plants. How does this happen? What can go wrong? What does it mean for crops?
This talk will look at what happens with parental traits when plants reproduce through seed, ask how seedless fruit are made and talk about recent discoveries in trait reassortment control that can help breeders improve crops.
Science on Sundays
A programme of free, informal, monthly science talks bringing the latest discoveries in plant science, as well as research linked to the plant collection at CUBG to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.
We will be running these talks live from the Botanic Garden Classroom for those visiting the the Garden on the day.
Please check the website and social media for updates.
Suitable for adults and children aged 12+
Talks run monthly March to July.