112-7 The Social Value of Germplasm and Trends in US Maize Genetic Diversity.

See more from this Division: C08 Plant Genetic Resources
See more from this Session: Symposium--Progress, Opportunities and Considerations Gleaning Useful Diversity From Expired Patented Germplasm and Transgenic Traits for Enhanced Crop Performance
Monday, October 17, 2011: 3:50 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 206B
Share |

Stephen Smith1, Mark A. Mikel2 and Barry Nelson1, (1)PO Box 1004, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, IA
(2)Department of Crop Sciences, 1206 W. Gregory Drive, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Improved crop varieties that increase agricultural productivity contribute to social welfare by improving the economic basis of food production, the sustainability of agricultural production, protecting fragile and natural habitats, health, and nutrition. As PVP and germplasm utility patents expire, comparisons of molecular marker profiles coupled with agronomic and pedigree information available in the patents and PVPs can provide an initial basis to help determine usage. Considerations for approaches to usage will be discussed. Pedigree data obtained from PVPs and patents will be examined to provide evidence with respect to trends in germplasm diversity in the US corn germplasm pool.

 

See more from this Division: C08 Plant Genetic Resources
See more from this Session: Symposium--Progress, Opportunities and Considerations Gleaning Useful Diversity From Expired Patented Germplasm and Transgenic Traits for Enhanced Crop Performance
Previous Abstract | Next Abstract >>