Four Countries Hold the Key to Primate Conservation – Drs Alejandro Estrada and Paul A Garber

Nov 7, 2019 | earth and environment

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This SciPod is a summary of the papers ‘Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Tree Fruit Crops: Methods, Progress, and Challenges’, from Frontiers in Plant Science, and ‘Production and characterization of transgenic Citrus plants carrying p35 anti-apoptotic gene’ from Scientia Horticulturae.

About this episode

Primatologists Dr Alejandro Estrada and Dr Paul A. Garber, based at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of Illinois-Urbana, investigate the social, economic and political factors that have contributed to primate population decline in Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The researchers argue that unless change is immediately implemented, many primate species will go extinct.


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