259 Symposium--Putting Collections to Work: Focused and Adaptive Strategies
Oral SessionC08 Plant Genetic Resources Addresses the strategic use of collections to 1) more efficiently identify useful accessions from genotypic and phenotypic data and trait-environment associations, and 2) develop and identify lines and alleles through in situ adaptation to changing climatic and biotic stresses. Both goals may be addressed through GRIN-Global, FIGS, GENESYS, or other approaches that use phenotypic, genotypic, and environmental data. The second goal could include a "common garden" approach at a crop's center of origin where wild accessions, landraces, etc. interbreed while adapting to changing conditions. Such an approach is in the early stages of development and calls for discussion and critique.
Cosponsor(s):C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics, C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology