Montgomery Co-Sponsors the 26th Annual Gifford Arboretum Lecture at the University of Miami
Dr. P. Barry Tomlinson, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Research Fellow at Montgomery Botanical Center gave the 26th Annual Gifford Arboretum Lecture at the University of Miami titled, “Longevity in Plant Cells – Are Palms the Longest-lived Trees?”
Dr. Barry Tomlinson has conducted ground breaking research on how palm cells significantly differ from those of conifers and hardwoods. Dr. Tomlinson’s article on this topic can be found in the American Journal of Botany.
This lecture, co-sponsored by the Gifford Arboretum at the University of Miami and Montgomery Botanical Center, was well attended leaving standing room only. Colleagues from Florida International University, the Kampong, and other local gardens, schools, organizations, and individuals attended the informative lecture. A video showing cellular motion in the stem of Rhapis was thoroughly enjoyed by the crowd.
The Gifford Arboretum Lecture is part of the CETroB lecture series and was brought to you with the support of the City of Coral Gables and the Kelly Foundation.