Toward Heartier Food Crops: Pursuing Non-Genetic Regulation of Plant Traits
455 Main St Cambridge,
In this webinar, Whitehead Member Mary Gehring will explore epigenetic mechanisms of information transfer from one generation of plants to the next. She will focus on the role of dna methylation and demethylation in plant growth and development. And she'll discuss the prospects for epigenetic engineering of heartier plants -- which will be key to feeding a growing global population despite climate change's negative effects on agricultural yields.