Root-knot nematodes (RKNs) are microscopic roundworms that infect the root of more than 2000 plant species, including major crop species. RKN infection results in general nutritional deficiency symptoms that resulted in loss in crop yield and productivity.
Speaker: Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
The Pacific region is an ideal place for studying human evolution, variation, and adaptation. It has a complex history of both ancient and recent human migrations, variable levels of population interactions and a range of potential source populations.