University of Copenhagen
Prof. Jacob Weiner
Gatersleben Lecture with Prof. Jacob Weiner

February 28, 2023 / 2 pm, Professor Jacob Weiner from the University of Copenhagen will speak in frame of the Gatersleben Lecture Series. His Lecture title is "Applying Evolutionary Theory to Improve Plant Production".

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Evolutionary theory can be applied to improve agricultural yields and/or sustainability. The basic idea is that it is very unlikely that plant breeding or genetic engineering can improve attributes already favored by millions of years of natural selection, but there may be unutilized potential in selecting for attributes that increase total crop yield but reduce plants' individual fitness. In other words, plant breeding should be based on group, not individual, selection. In this seminar, I present the theoretical evolutionary and agronomic background for this approach, show recent results testing the core hypothesis, and discuss the potential mechanisms and implications for plant breeding.

Hybrid meeting at IPK, Lecture Hall and VCS Zoom (Meeting-ID: 644 7821 9266 / Kenncode: 033848)

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