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Science on Sundays: SCUBA-Rice - how rice survives flooding

Join Pallavi Singh from the Department of Plant Science, University of Cambridge for the fourth talk in this series at the Botanic Garden.
When Jun 17, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Garden Classroom, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
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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.

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.

Science on Sundays are free, drop-in 30 minute talks starting at 11am and repeated at 2pm, suitable for 12+. Normal Garden admission applies.

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

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