573 Symposium--Non-Traditional Uses for Plant Genetic Resources

Oral Session
C08 Plant Genetic Resources
Plant genetic resources are utilized for research other than traditional plant breeding and cultivar development. Speakers will discuss research results in non-traditional uses for plant genetic resources ranging from archeology to DNA barcoding to animal health.
Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:25 AM-11:50 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 371E

Gary Pederson
8:25 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:50 AM
Ancient Agriculture and Genetic Diversity.
Alexia Smith, Univ. of Connecticut
9:30 AM
Arachis Genetic Resources for Peanut Improvement.
Shyamalrau Tallury, North Carolina State Univ.
9:50 AM
10:10 AM
Plant Genetic Resources Can Improve Our Understanding and Utilization of Endophytes.
Andrew Hopkins, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; Carolyn Young, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
10:30 AM
DNA Barcoding the Major Medicinal Plants of the World.
W. John Kress, Smithsonian Institution; David L. Erickson, Smithsonian Institution
10:50 AM
Using Plant Genetic Resources to Understand the Developmental Genetic Basis of Grass Morphological Diversity.
Simon Malcomber, California State University-Long Beach; Ashley Christensen, California State University-Long Beach; Daniel Woods, California State University-Long Beach
11:50 AM