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Genetics Unzipped: Food for the future: Helping plants adapt to a changing world

Posted by , on 5 October 2023

Photograph of a frozen wheat

Every time there’s a frost, I go out and look at all these plants and think, I wonder what’s been induced. I think by looking at the plant, it tells you the questions to go and pursue… There is so much to understand about how plants change in response to the environment.

Professor Dame Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, Norwich

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, we’re exploring how plants adapt to a changing environment, and how we might be able to give them a helping hand so that we can keep feeding the world sustainably in the future.

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