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International Expert on Orchid Fungal Symbiosis to Speak at The Little Egypt Orchid Society of Southern Illinois Meeting
Date(s) & Time(s)::
November 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Location: De Soto Community Center [City Hall], 1201 W. Lincoln Street, De Soto, IL
Dr. Zettler is one of the leading experts in the world on the basics of the orchid fungal symbiosis, i.e., why orchids need fungi, then explain how we use fungi in conservation projects. He will also talk about some case studies of his work in South Florida/Cuba (e.g., ghost orchids), Hawaii (Platanthera/Peristylus holochila), and Madagascar.Return to event list.
Dr. Zettler’s will talk about the basics of the orchid fungal symbiosis, i.e., why orchids need fungi, and the collecting the fungi that are necessary for orchid seeds to germinate in the wild, growing the fungi in the lab, and then introducing orchid seeds into the culture. Once the seedlings have successfully grown, Dr. Zettler and his team reintroduce the young plants back into the “wild” habitat.
All persons interested in Orchids are welcome to attend this presentation.
Sponsored by Little Egypt Orchid Society.
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