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For over a decade, new technologies like RNA silencing have been used to discover and investigate plant traits to improve crops. RNA silencing is a powerful tool within the plant scientist’s toolkit to understand how plants resist pests and diseases, produce valuable products and survive in diverse and changing environments. The technology is already being applied in crop plants to provide resistance against viruses and improved oil composition. Researchers are now advancing RNA silencing technology to deliver new products that improve yield, and accelerate the ability of farmers to respond to changing growing conditions.
Join us tonight as Dr. Jim Carrington, (President, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) and Dr. Tom Adams, (VP of Chemistry Technology, Monsanto) discuss the impact that this science will have on the future of agriculture and the commercial marketplace.
What: Conversations: Bringing Plant Science Discoveries to the Marketplace
When: Thursday, August 29, 2013
5:15 p.m. Reception in the Lower Atrium
6:00 -7:00 p.m. Conversations in the AT&T Auditorium
Where: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
If you aren’t able to attend the lecture, the conversation will air on September 15 at 5 p.m.
To watch previous Conversations from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, click here.