On 7th June 2017 the ‘Increasing accuracy of Powdery Mildew (Ascomycota, Erysiphales) identification using previously untapped DNA regions’ thesis was examined. Corrections for the thesis were accepted on 19th June and the Thesis was printed, bound, and submitted on 21st June. All in time for Dr. Oliver Ellingham to graduate on 7th July. Continue reading
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The Chelsea Flower Show is without doubt one of the most famous flower shows in the world. This year, I had the chance to work with commercial and amateur gorwers of carnivorous plants to put together an educational stand for The Carnivorous Plant Society, a registered conservation and education charity.
This was the most biodiverse carnivorous plant display ever seen at Chelsea Flower Show. The major genera were represented: Utricularia, Drosera, Nepenthes, Pinguicula, Sarracenia, Genlisea, Brocchinia, Catopsis, Darlingtonia and Dionaea were all represented. We had high hopes for a medal! Continue reading
Detail of shoot tip of Plantago moorei Rahn from Holotype
The herbarium at Reading University has a large collection of plants from Tierra Del Fuego and the Falkland Islands collected by Professor David Moore quite early in his research career. Among these is a tiny plant collected in 1964 and described as a new species in his honour in 1984. Resulting from a recent request for information on this species, this blog includes an image of the Holotype of Plantago moorei held at RNG (which incorporates RU). The plant was collected in mid-Summer and has numerous very small flowers. The species is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red list. Continue reading
During my time as a PhD student at the University of Reading I have been lucky enough to attend a number of conferences, summer schools, and annual meetings and take part in various other outreach events. With a little more luck I will graduate this Summer, July 2017, and this blog post is therefore a summary of these conferences before my time as a PhD student comes to its end.
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Here is the poster I will deliver at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2017 (3 – 6 April) at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland.
Next week (Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April) I will be travelling to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2017 Annual Conference for the Microbiology Society; my first time North of the border into Scotland. I will be presenting the Powdery Mildew Identification poster.
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