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Mutants in our Midst: Darwin, Horticulture, and Evolution

Mutants in our Midst: Darwin, Horticulture, and Evolution

Date(s)
Wed 06/10/2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Polly Hill Arboretum

Contact: Karin Stanlely
Address: 795 State Rd
Phone: 508-693-9426
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pollyhillarboretum.org
Admission fee: $10/$5 for PHA members
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Sponsors: Polly Hill Arboretum
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Although often overlooked, many of the plants that we grow in gardens are premier examples of the ongoing process of evolution: random mutations that lead to novel and desirable biological characteristics. Throughout his life, Charles Darwin looked to the world of horticulture and plant domestication to gain critical insights into the generation of variation and the process of natural selection that underlie evolutionary change. Join Arnold Arboretum director Professor William (Ned) Friedman to learn how horticulture played a central role in laying the foundations for discovering evidence of evolution itself, as well as understanding how evolution works.

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