The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants - Dr Sumitha Nallu




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Summary: <p>Today we are joined by Dr Sumitha Nallu from the University of Chicago. Sumitha is the author of 'The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants'. Join us to discover more about the genetic basis of herbivory between butterflies and plants. What is comparative transcriptomics analysis ? How was next generation sequencing used in this paper? What impacts will this piece have on our environment? In this episode, Sumitha answers all of these questions and more.</p><br><p>We will also gain further insights into 'The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants', its impacts and the motivation behind Sumitha's work.</p><br><p><strong>In today's episode, we discuss:</strong></p><br><p>Sumitha describes her academic background and motivation. <strong>[01:43]</strong></p><br><p>We are guided through 'The Molecular Genetic Basis of Herbivory between Butterflies and their Host-Plants'.<strong> [05:17]</strong></p><br><p>Why were wild-caught female butterflies used for this study? <strong>[10:55]</strong></p><br><p>What is hot in Sumitha's field? <strong>[22:53]</strong></p><br><p>Finally, Sumitha gives us her one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. <strong>[25:50]</strong></p><br><p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0629-9" target="_blank">Read the article here!</a></p><br><p>This podcast is brought to you by RESEARCHER, the free app that makes it easy for academics and scientists to stay on top of new research in their area. <strong>Download it for free on </strong><a href="https://researcher.app.link/YdUQIJpzmT" target="_blank"><strong>iOS</strong></a><a href="https://researcher.app.link/SQ6YJr1FlS" target="_blank"><strong>,</strong></a><strong> </strong><a href="https://researcher.app.link/YdUQIJpzmT" target="_blank"><strong>Android</strong></a><strong> or find us on your browser at </strong><a href="https://researcher.app.link/YdUQIJpzmT" target="_blank"><strong>www.researcherapp.io.</strong></a></p>