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DTP student image shortlisted in BBSRC competition

last modified Nov 03, 2014 09:18 AM

BBSRC’s Images with Impact competition is online at http://bbsrc2014.picturk.com/  and Luke Braidwood, a BBSRC DTP student, has an entry in the student division: 'Assessing the Damage'.

Luke Braidwood image competition 03.11.14

A farmer checks the damage to his crop, which is being devastated by maize lethal necrosis (MLN). MLN is caused by the synergistic interaction of two viruses, maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and a member of the potyviridae. MCMV has spread throughout East Africa in the last five years and threatens the region’s ability to produce maize, a staple food. My work focuses on understanding and combating this virus.