209 Symposium--Using Genetic Resources: Does It Have a Role in Increasing Yield?

Oral Session
C08 Plant Genetic Resources

Use of germplasm resources, unadapted, and unimproved might be the only way to protect crops having production issues such as a) increasing genetic diversity, b) introduction of new diseases, c) search for new uses and applications, among many others. Introduction of new germplasm sources in breeding programs causes yield reduction. How much and how this constrain has been coped in different crop species will be the subject of discussion.


C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics, C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 8:20 AM-11:35 AM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 101B, First Floor

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Randall Nelson
8:20 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:25 AM
Increasing Maize Yields Using Exotic Germplasm.
Major Goodman, North Carolina State University; Matthew Krakowsky, USDA-ARS
9:40 AM
Cotton Breeding and Genetic Diversity.
Johnie Jenkins, Genetics & Precision Ag Research Unit, USDA-ARS; Jack McCarty, USDA-ARS
10:05 AM
10:45 AM
Yes We Can! Improving Rice Yield with Diverse Genetic Resources.
Anna M. Mcclung, USDA-ARS; Georgia Eizenga, USDA-ARS; M. L. Ali, University of Arkansas; Zongbu Yan, University of Arkansas; Wengui Yan, USDA-ARS; Susan McCouch, Cornell University
11:10 AM
Genetic Resources for Developing C4 Perennial Grasses as Dedicated Bioenergy Crops.
Erik Sacks, University of Illinois; Dokyoung Lee, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
11:35 AM