Trees on the Brink

Evolution of the Deadly Ash Dieback Disease

How does a fungus become a killer? It’s a difficult question to answer, but Mark McMullan from the Earlham Institute is interested in how plant diseases evolve – and he explores this through comparing differences in their genes.

Mark McMullanWhat makes a killer fungus unique? How do we use this information to understand their evolution? Are some genes more important than others?

Come along to Mark’s talk, and he’ll tell you all about it through the story of Europe’s devastating ash dieback disease.

 

Earlham Institute

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Saturday 20 October 
10.30am–11.30am
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 11+