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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

225 Symposium--Genome Editing Technologies for Crop Improvement

Oral Session
C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Genome editing technologies are new generation of genetic engineering technologies which deals with insertion, deletion or replacement of DNA in the genome of a living organism using engineered nucleases, or "molecular scissors." These nucleases are expected to create site-specific double-strand breaks at desired locations in the genome. The induced double-strand breaks are repaired through nonhomologous end-joining or homologous recombination, resulting in targeted mutations ('edits'). This symposium will have both invited and contributed presentation in this emerging area of biotechnology that is expected to accelerate crop improvement in near future.

Approved for CM 2.0 CEUs


C01 Crop Breeding and Genetics

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 10:00 AM-12:05 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Florida Salon V

Rajeev K. Varshney and Fredy Altpeter
10:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:05 AM
Application of Multiplex CRISPR/Cas9-Based Genome Editing Strategy for Targeting Multiple Agronomic Genes in Wheat.
Wei Wang, Kansas State University; Quanli Pan, Kansas State University; Fei He, Kansas State University; Shiaoman Chao, USDA-ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit; Alina Akhunova, Kansas State University; Liuling Yan, Oklahoma State University; Harold N Trick, Kansas State University; Eduard Akhunov, Kansas State University
10:30 AM
Editing the Complex Sugarcane Genome with Talen or CRISPR/Cas9.
Fredy Altpeter, University of Florida - IFAS; Baskaran Kannan, University of Florida; Tufan Mehmet Oz, University of Florida; Ratna Karan, University of Florida - IFAS; Je Hyeong Jung, University of Florida - IFAS; Aldo Merotto, University of Florida - IFAS
10:55 AM
Genome Editing Strategies for Rice Improvement.
Backki Kim, Texas A&M University; Endang M. Septiningsih, Texas A&M University; Michael J. Thomson, Texas A&M University
11:45 AM
CRISPR/Cas9 in a Complex and Polyploid Genome, Wheat.
Burcu Alptekin, Montana State University; Hikmet Budak, Montana State University
12:05 PM