Scientist on a mission to save Africa’s forests

So how is Roux’s work and research innovative? “It’s because I am addressing tree health by looking at fungi and diseases within the African context,” says Roux. “We also use DNA technology, which allows researchers to quickly identify a fungus, study its origin and understand the fungus genome more holistically.” The future in DNA sequencing will focus on identifying genes in trees and fungi that assist in pathogen control, she says.

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