Michael Purugganan, Principal Investigator for the NYUAD CGSB’s Biodiversity and Environmental Genomics lab, is giving a lecture on the evolution of date palms at the NYUAD Conference Center this Sunday, November 19.
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 CGSB.
Location: NYUAD Campus, Conference Center