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SARDI Visiting Speaker Seminar: Mr Santiago Tamagno
Aug 6, 2019, 10:30 am
Please join us for a SARDI seminar from visiting researcher Mr Santiago Tamagno, a PhD Candidate from Agronomy Department at Kansas State University.
Dynamics of biological nitrogen fixation and fatty acid accumulation in soybean seeds – Santiago Tamagno
Soybean is a major global crop with a unique role in sustainable agriculture. Soybean plants capture atmospheric nitrogen (N) through symbiotic relationships with soil bacteria in a process called “biological nitrogen fixation” (BNF), reducing the reliance on synthetic fertilisers. Further, the oil- and protein-rich seed it is a determinant factor in global markets and food production. The seminar will outline the impact of N application on the seasonal dynamics of BNF, and its consequences for nutritional aspects of the seeds with emphasis on fatty acid determination during the seed filling period.
Mr. Tamagno has a bachelor degree in Agronomy from the National University of Rosario (Argentina) where he also earned his MS degree in Plant Breeding in 2015. He started his PhD in 2017 at the Kansas State University (United States) with a focus on the biological nitrogen fixation process and physiological processes involved on seed yield and quality formation in soybeans.
Where: Auditorium, Plant Research Centre
When: Tuesday 6 August, 10:30am
followed by morning tea
Seminars are open to students, researchers and staff from other organisations.