Apple of my eye
Sometimes loving something can have unintended consequences. Threats to the Scottish wild cat through crossbreeding with domestic moggies have been a concern for years, but wild plants can face the same problems. Our love of apples could be pushing one of Scotland’s rarest native trees towards extinction.
Geneticist Dr Markus Ruhsam explores the genetics of one of our most popular healthy snacks – the apple – and shares evidence that it poses a threat to the native crab apple.
Presented as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival
Booking: Edinburgh Science Festival
Venue: Science Buildings: Lecture Theatre @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: Sunday 21st April 2019
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 15:00
Sunday 21st April 2019
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