Harnessing Genetics for Sustainable Fruit Production – Dr Vladimir Orbovic, University of Florida

Nov 7, 2019 | biology, 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

People are becoming increasingly aware about the health benefits of eating a diet that’s rich in fruit and nuts. However, farmers are struggling to meet the increasing demand, due to crop damage caused by climate change and emerging plant diseases. As a solution, Dr Vladimir Orbovic, based at the University of Florida, develops and evaluates new methods to manipulate the genetic make-up of plants to rapidly create resilient crops for sustainable future.



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