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

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Division: C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Title: Symposium--Next Generation Trait Mapping & Molecular Breeding for Accelerating Genetic Gains

Organizers: Rajeev K. Varshney and Jose Crossa
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: C01 Crop Breeding and Genetics, C08 Plant Genetic Resources, C02 Crop Physiology and Metabolism
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Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: genetic mapping, genoimics, molecular breeding and trait discovery

Session Description: This symposium will have both invited as well as contributed presentations in the area of novel trait discovery approaches such as genome-wide association studies, nested association mapping, multi-parents advanced genetic cross (MAGIC) mapping, QTL-seq/ Seq-BSA and modern genomics-assisted breeing approaches such as genomic selection and forward breeding. Deployment of these approaches will help accelerating genetic gains in crop breeding.