Nature's Palette: Understanding how Flowers Pattern their Petals

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
0207 434 4479 ext 211

EVENING MEETING 18:00–19:00 Thursday 21 March 2019

Bullseye pattern
Image © Edwige Moyroud

Flowering plants very often display striking patterns on their petals. These patterns are key to attract pollinators and are very elaborate, combining different pigmentations but also an amazing array of microscopic features that play a key role in plant-insects communication. How flowering plants control the development of their petals to produce those patterns is still mysterious. This talk will explore the function and evolution of floral patterning before looking at what plant scientists are doing to try and solve this enigma.

Dr Edwige Moyroud, is a Group Leader at the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU) and a Fellow of Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge. Her research group investigates the mechanisms underlying flower development and evolution.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30. Please note that the meeting room will open at 17:45, 15 minutes prior to the start of the talk.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a white wine reception (cash bar).
  • Please note that Fellows-only tickets are limited to two tickets per Fellow (one for themself and a guest).