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ITINERARY OF A PEANUT

1:00pm-2:00pm on Monday 4 April

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How did scientists come to decide that Arachis hypogaea originated from the interior of South America? This talk follows one type of peanut – from collection to cultivation – to understand the history of crop origins.

In the first half of the twentieth century, scientists debated the origins of the domesticated peanut, Arachis hypogaea. Part of this debate was basic curiosity. The other pursuit of historical understanding related to crop breeding. Knowledge about the ‘centers of domestication’ helped to direct plant breeders towards the source of new genetic traits. What is more, the distribution of peanut types also became a proxy for explaining events in human history, including migration and cultural change.

In this talk, Dr Tad Brown will follow one type of peanut—Arachis nambyquarae Hoehne—to explore how the scientific study of crop origins included ideas about people and plants.

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: Live Stream
Theme: Society, Environment
Accessibility: Lift, Accessible toilet

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9:30am-8:00pm on Monday 4 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Tuesday 5 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Wednesday 6 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Thursday 7 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Friday 8 April
10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday 9 April
3:00pm-4:30pm on Saturday 9 April
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