The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) organised a lecture on ‘Detailed studies of plant pathogens can lead to novel means of disease control’ for college students.
The IBSD is holding such programmes in the North East to “popularise new ideas/concepts of science and to inculcate scientific temperament among students/researchers/faculties for the development of bioresources of the region,” a press release said today.
This lecture was delivered by Prof Steven E Lindow of the University of California, Berkeley, and highlighted research work on Xylella fastidiosa, which causes major diseases of grape, citrus, olive, almond and many other major crop plants. He highlighted various examples of plant pathogens which can lead to novel means of disease control.
The programme was attended by students and faculties from Shillong College, St Edmund’s College and other institutions from Shillong. During the programme, many researchers, scientists also joined online from different centres of IBSD and other institutes.