244 Symposium--Harvesting Genetic Resources: Resequencing and Other Approaches

Oral Session
C08 Plant Genetic Resources
A recently published commentary by McCouch et al (2013) on "Feeding the Future" focuses on the fact that we must mine biodiversity held in ex situ collections to meet the challenge of our food supply in a changing world . This symposium will present exciting new genotypic and phenotypic approaches for increasing the utilization of germplasm in crop improvement.

C08 Plant Genetic Resources
C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology
C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 12:55 PM-4:35 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, M100 IJ

Clarice J. Coyne and Hari D. Upadhyaya
Clarice J. Coyne
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Genomic Resources for Next Generation Breeding Strategies in Soybean.
Henry T. Nguyen, University of Missouri; Babu Valliyodan, University of Missouri
1:50 PM
Population Genomics of Allopolyploid Wheat.
Katherine Jordan, Kansas State University; Shichen Wang, Kansas State University; Yanni Lun, Kansas State University; Alina Akhunova, Kansas State University; Kerrie Forrest, Department Environment and Primary Industries; Jorge Dubcovsky, University of California-Davis; Luther Talbert, Montana State University; Urmil K. Bansal, The University of Sydney, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment; Harbans S. Bariana, The University of Sydney, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment; Matthew Hayden, Department Environment and Primary Industries; Eduard Akhunov, Kansas State University
2:15 PM
Maize Genetic Resources Collections – Utilizing a Treasure Trove.
Candice A. Gardner, USDA-ARS and Iowa State University; Mark J. Millard, USDA-ARS and Iowa State University
2:40 PM
2:55 PM
The 3000 Chickpea Genome Sequencing Initiative for Mining Superior Allelles for Crop Improvement.
Rajeev K. Varshney, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
3:20 PM
Unlocking the Variation Hidden in Rice Germplasm Collections with Genomics.
Georgia C. Eizenga, USDA-ARS; Ehsan Shakiba, University of Arkansas; Jeremy D. Edwards, USDA-ARS; Angela M. Baldo, USDA-ARS; Pavel Korniliev, Cornell University; Susan R. McCouch, Cornell University
3:45 PM
Strategies to Harness Genetic Diversity in Alfalfa and Increase Crop Productivity.
Maria J. Monteros, Noble Research Institute, LLC; Christy M. Motes, Noble Research Institute, LLC; Alyssa R. Nedley, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; Tim Hernandez, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
4:10 PM
Diversity Seek (DivSeek): An International Partnership to Harness the Genetic Potential of Crop Diversity.
Peter Wenzl, Global Crop Diversity Trust; Ruth Bastow, Global Plant Council; Daniele Manzella, Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; Wayne Powell, CGIAR Consortium Office; Susan R. McCouch, Cornell University
4:35 PM