115 Symposium--QTL That Matter

Oral Session
C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology
This symposium will try to move the study of QTL from the discovery to the utilization stage. Speakers will present the use of meta-analysis, fine mapping, near isogenic lines, and other methods to validate QTL found in mapping studies. Presentations may include GxE (QTLxE), narrowing down to candidate genes, gene action, stability across genetic backgrounds, and progress on breeding with these QTL (or lack of progress, and why).

C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics

Monday, November 4, 2013: 1:00 PM-3:50 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom I

Marilyn L. Warburton
Stephen P Moose
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
Stacking Favorable Alleles for Multiple Traits in Hybrid Breeding Programs.
Steven J. Knapp, Monsanto; Elaine Graham, Monsanto
1:35 PM
From QTL to Gene: Building a Genetic Foundation for Maize Biofortification.
Michael A. Gore, Cornell University; Alexander Lipka, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; Maria Magallanes-Lundback, Michigan State University; Alex Mesberg, Michigan State University; Peter J. Bradbury, USDA-ARS; Ruthie Angelovici, Michigan State University; Sabrina Gonzalez Jorge, Michigan State University; Tyler Tiede, Purdue University; Jason Cepela, Michigan State University; Brieanne Vaillancourt, Michigan State University; Elsa Gongora-Castillo, Michigan State University; C. Robin Buell, Michigan State University; Edward Buckler, USDA-ARS, Cornell University; Torbert Rocheford, Purdue University; Dean Dellapenna, Michigan State University
1:55 PM
Value and Limitations of QTL in Temperate Forage Breeding Systems.
Brent Barrett, AgResearch Grasslands Research Centre; Andrew Griffiths, AgResearch Grasslands Research Centre; Zulfi Jahufer, AgResearch Grasslands Research Centre; Robert Elshire, AgResearch Grasslands Research Centre; Marty Faville, AgResearch Grasslands Research Centre
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
Utilization of QTL in Soybean Breeding Programs.
Brian W. Diers, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
2:50 PM
Molecular Breeding for Drought Tolerant Maize in Sub Saharan Africa.
Kassa Semagn, CIMMYT; Yoseph Beyene, CIMMYT; Sudha Nair, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Raman Babu, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Cosmos Magorokosho, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Amsal Tarekegne, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Stephen Mugo, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Barbara Meisel, Monsanto Company; Pierre Sehabiague, Monsanto Company; Dan Makumbi, CIMMYT; Gary N. Atlin, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Marilyn L. Warburton, USDA-ARS; Boddupalli M. Prasanna, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
3:30 PM
Opportunities and Challenges in Marker-Assisted Pre-Breeding in Wheat.
Marc Ellis, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Sivakumar Sukumaran, CIMMYT; Matthew P. Reynolds, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
3:50 PM