Join us: “KNOWING THE SEEDS OF THE ANCESTRAL FLOWERING PLANTS TO IMPROVE THE SEEDS OF THE FUTURE”
By: Juan M. Losada, Research Associate, Brown University & Harvard University-Arnold Arboretum – In this Seminar, we will learn about the development of the different parts of the seed, with a special emphasis on the endosperm, one of the main sources of food energy for humans and animals. Juan will describe his last work studying the unique features of the seeds of ancestral flowering plants, with the goal of better understanding their evolutionary history. How nutrients are stored in the different tissues of the seed is a key evolutionary aspect, which has also benefited agriculture. Consequently, nowadays there are seeds widely consumed by humans, but less well known are others that have been equally used by local communities for centuries.
Harvard University – BioLabs – Lecture Hall
16 Divinity Avenue