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Sainsbury Laboratory

 

 

SLCU is equipped with a Level 2 Containment Laboratory and a Level 2 Containment controlled environment room (CER) to carry out research using licenced plant-pathogenic microorganisms.

The Level 2 Containment lab is equipped with growth cabinets, a microbiological safety cabinet, a fluorescence dissecting microscope and an inverted light microscope to cultivate, propagate and inspect microorganisms.

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Can one plant produce both tasty and nutritious beans and tubers? Yes, the African yam bean can. Not only does it grow high-protein edible grains and tubers, this drought-resilient crop also replenishes the soil and is highly adaptable to varying-climates.

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