8 Oct - "Power Tools for New Plants to Feed 10 Billion People by 2050" Lecture by Rex Bernardo, University of Minnesota, USA

The visit of Rex Bernardo is organised in collaboration with Elisabetta Frascaroli from the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

  • Data: 08 ottobre 2019

  • Luogo: Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, via Marsala 26, Bologna (first floor)

Partecipanti: Dott.ssa Elisabetta Frascaroli

Plant breeding is the genetic improvement of plants for human benefit. The world population is projected to increase from about 7.2 billion people today to nearly 10 billion people in 2050. The plants that provide our food need to be continually improved to keep up with the growing world population, and this improvement can be accomplished through different means. Advances in agriculture, genomics, and Big Data have given breeders "power tools" for exploiting naturally occurring genetic variation to increase the yield and adaptability of crops under a changing climate. In this lecture, Professor Bernardo will describe how such power tools can be used to improve crops important in the USA, in Italy, and around the world.

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