In vitro germination of seeds in order to develop cotyledons under sterile conditions to be used as source material for genetic transformation and plantlet regeneration purposes, and subsequent production of tomato plants edited with CRISPR-Cas9.

Germinação de sementes in vitro no sentido de obter cotilédones como explante para transformação genética e regeneração de plântulas, levando à produção de tomateiros editados geneticamente com CRISPR-Cas9.

We invite you to look at Nature. Find those secret corners, pieces that were left over, the apparently abandoned spots of a garden (yours or nearby). You may be surprised by finding a web of interactions. If you look at natural systems, you rarely find plants growing in evenly spaced out straight lines – instead, polycultures are Nature’s way of cultivating. Moreover, besides plants, there is an intricated web of life and relationships between them, animals (especially insects) and fungi. In all these relations, there is competition, parasitism, and symbiosis.

Let us take you on a trip where we introduce our permaculture garden in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

Video by Earth Collectiv ● Vasco Pissarra