302 Symposium--Footprints of Diversity in the Agricultural Landscape: Understanding and Creating Spatial Patterns of Diversity

Oral Session
C08 Plant Genetic Resources
This symposium will explore costs and benefits of patterns and scales of genetic diversity in the landscape. One challenge to use of plant genetic diversity has been the difficulty of meeting cultivation and processing standards when using diverse materials. This session will look at some of the tools available to plant breeders to combine diversity with meeting market and consumer needs.

A06 International Agronomy, C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics, C08 Plant Genetic Resources

Wednesday, November 4, 2009: 12:55 PM-3:55 PM
Convention Center, Room 403-404, Fourth Floor

Ann Marie Thro
3:45 PM
3:55 PM
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:25 PM
The Landscape of Maize in Southern Mexico: Present and Future Patterns of Diversity.
Hugo Perales, Colegio de la Frontera Sur; Kristin Mercer, Ohio State Univ.
1:50 PM
Spatial Distribution and Genetic Differentiation of Common Bean in Brazil.
Marilia L. Burle, Univ. of California, Davis; Jaime R. Fonseca, Embrapa, Arroz e Feijao; Steven Temple, Univ. of California, Davis; Maria Jose del Peloso, Embrapa, Arroz e Feijao; Leonardo Cunha Melo, Embrapa, Arroz e Feijao; Paul Gepts, Univ, of California, Davis
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:55 PM
Human Resources for Using Diversity.
Clair Hershey, FAO of United Nations
3:20 PM
IPR and the Use of Genetic Diversity.
Stephen Smith, Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl., Inc.