CEPLAS sections in the Botanical Garden

Since 2015, CEPLAS has already contributed with a section on future biomass plants to the exhibition "Crops - Past | Present | Future" in the Botanical Garden Düsseldorf. Crops such as Miscanthus, Silphie and Sida are presented, which play an important role in the production of energy from renewable raw materials. 

Now there is an additional section that impressively illustrates the aspects of plant breeding. In this living exhibition, visitors can learn about the developmental history of today's high-performance plants corn and wheat from their wild ancestors Teosinte, Emmer and Einkorn or observe the Mendelian laws of inheritance at the example of the flower colors. 

In the last week of August, the free guided tours on the topics "Crop plants – chances and limitations of science" and "Crop plants of the future - Energy and food for future generations" will start where, amongst others, the CEPLAS sections will also be shown. Further information about the dates can be found in our public event calendar.

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Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich