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The DNA of Plants, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS, VMH, Retired Director of Kew Gardens

Lecture

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Plant classification has changed a lot and moved from just considering the morphology and structure to considering the result of molecular analysis of the DNA. This lecture will concentrate on my experience with working on two tropical plant families.

Date and Time

25 April 2018 - 10:00-12:00

Location

Portsmouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - South: Solent local network. Contact Solent Retired Members Section for more information.


About this event

Plant classification has changed a lot recently and moved from just considering the morphology and
structure to considering the result of molecular analysis of the DNA. This has confirmed much of previous classification but has also shown many changes and produced classification that reflect the true evolutionary pathways. This lecture will concentrate mainly of my experience with working on two tropical plant families the Chrysobalanaceae (cocoa plum family) and the Lecythidaceae (Brazil nut family). It will be illustrated with many pictures of the plants from the field taken on my expeditions and diagrams showing changes in their classification as a result of DNA work

Programme

10:00 refreshments
10:30 lecture start
12:00 latest finish

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