[Plant-biology] Plants, people and evolution - meeting 4 Aug 06

Mark Nesbitt m.nesbitt at rbgkew.org.uk
Fri Jun 9 13:21:04 EST 2006


Plants, people and evolution
A meeting in honour of Barbara Pickersgill, Linnean Society of 
London, 4 August.

Topics:

*Smith   Lagenaria siceraria: Genetic and archaeological evidence
for the early history of domesticated bottle gourd.
*Vaughan   Rice, people & evolution: From prehistory to the
biotechnology era
*Waines   Domestication and Crop Physiology: Roots of a Green
Revolution [wheat]
*Nesbitt          Wheat domestication: a critical re-evaluation of its
archaeology and genetics 
*Wendel   Genes, jeans, and genomes: plant exploration and the 
wonders of cotton 
*Zohary The impact of
self-pollination on early crop domestication in the Near East
*Casas 
Evolutionary ecology of columnar cacti under domestication in 
Mesoamerica
*Hughes   Backyard sympatry, spontaneous hybridisation and crop
domestication in pre-Columbian Mexico – insights from Leucaena
(Leguminosae) 
*Barrett        The evolution of sexual diversity in
Daffodils (Narcissus)

There will also be posters on wheat/millet ancient DNA, etc.

It's not too late to book a place, but it would be helpful if anyone
thinking about coming books soon, as this will help us decide
which meeting room to use. The meeting is at the Linnean Society,
Central London, Friday 4 August 2006. The timetable will allow
plenty of time to meet the speakers. Booking form at:

http://pixbox.co.uk/linnean/eventdetails.php?eventID=51

Mark

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Dr Mark Nesbitt

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Dr Mark Nesbitt
Jodrell Laboratory
Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew
Richmond, Surrey
TW9 3AE

Tel (direct): +44 (0)20 8332 5386
Fax: +44 (0)20 8332 5310

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