Organisation: Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute
Name of Exhibition: Tree Health Biotechnology Platform at FABI
Keeping Trees Healthy. Tree health biotechnology aims to promote the health of trees native to South Africa and woody hosts through the use of biotechnology. The focus is primarily on abiotic (climate change and plant genetics) and biotic (pathogens and pests) factors that affect tree health. This exhibit aims to showcase examples of bacteria, fungi and insects that affect South African trees to engage the public on the importance of tree health. This exhibition will provide a scientific conversation starter as it will educate the public on tree diseases, their effects, causes and prevention.
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