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February 18, 2018

053 Eggplant Origins and Diversity; Thoughts of Dr. Borlaug


The eggplant (brinjal, aubergine) is a curious fruit in western nations, but is an important staple for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Today’s podcast discusses the eggplant with Dr. Mark Chapman from University of Southampton in the UK.  Dr. Chapman has examined the domestication and evolution of the eggplant, discussing its natural variability and the use of molecular tools to study relatedness between the diverse land races.  The second part of the podcast shares Dr. Indra Vasil’s remembrances of Dr. Norman Borlaug.

Also, Chelsea Boonstra and The Boonstra Report.   @Forevrfarmgirl

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