The Evolution of Date Palms

Talk

The Evolution of Date Palms

WHEN November 19, 2017
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

Date palms are the most significant food crop in the Middle East and North Africa and are one of the few crop species that thrive in hot and dry environments. How did this important food crop evolve? Where did they come from? What are the genes that make different date palm varieties unique? This talk explores the evolution and genetics of date palms as uncovered by research at the NYU Abu Dhabi Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.

Speakers
Michael Purugganan, Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics; Professor of Biology, NYU

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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