Microorganisms are generally considered as not desirable or detrimental agents. Actually, they may have a very important role in various environments and they can also be useful for mankind. With posters, experiments, microscope observations, we will introduce some examples of microorganisms that can be used in different fields, such as agriculture, industry, medicine, in order to improve environmental, plants and human health. Posters will describe plant viruses, how they act and how they can be studied, will show methods on detection of genetically modified organisms, will describe soil fungal symbionts. There will be a “night garden”, a small dark room with fluorescent plant showing how viruses move in plants. Small experiments will be done on isolation, observation and identification of soil fungi. You will see plant colonized with fungi… also those producing truffles! Schedule: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: Torino. Orto Botanico, Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e biologia dei sistemi Università degli studi di Torino, Via Mattioli 25, Aule laboratorio
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Organiser: Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e biologia dei sistemi (Università di Torino); Istituto per la protezione sostenibile delle piante – CNR