Dr. Shiyou Li, research professor and director of the National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops in Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, will deliver a presentation regarding his ground breaking research on endogenous biocide, or endocide, at the college’s graduate seminar held on Wednesday, November 11, at 12 p.m.
Researchers at the National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops developed a novel concept for addressing invasive species by utilizing compounds present in the organism. Endogenus biocide, or endocide, refers to an agent derived from a source that does not cause apparent poison in normal growth of the producing plant, but, when exposed, has biocidal effects in that species. His presentation, “Endocide Theory and Its Evolutionary Implications and Applications,” will address this work
The seminar is open to the public and is held in Forestry Building Room 117.