The supply of smashed ‘avo’ is secure for generations after world-first research cryopreserved the tips of avocado shoots and then revived them to create healthy plants. QAAFI PhD student Chris O’Brien will present an update on his PhD research titled 'Putting a future avocado apocalypse on ice'. 


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Research contact: Mr Chris O'Brien, Research Assistant, Centre for Horticultural Science, QAAFI at UQ T: +61 7 334 66519 or E:

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Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) has been hosting a high-profile seminar series across the disciplines of agriculture, food and nutrition science since 2014.

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