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Seminars and Events

Feb 27
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12:20 pm

Wheat breeding and genetics at Texas A&M University

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) breeding is a combination of art and science necessary for the accumulation of genes for high grain yield and stability, superior end-use quality characteristics and...
Location:
Emerson Hall
Event type:
Seminar
Mar 6
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12:20 pm

Toward understanding the genetic and physiological complexities of grapevine winter survival

Cultivated grapevine (Vitis vinifera) is a Mediterranean species adapted to mild cool winters and hot dry summers. Here in the Northeast, V. vinifera production is limited by climate, primarily...
Location:
Emerson Hall
Event type:
Seminar
Mar 20
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12:20 pm

Implications of homologous gene interactions for breeding allohexploid wheat

The sub-genomes of an allopolyploid will each contain complete, yet evolutionarily divergent, sets of genes. With the availability of affordable genome-wide markers, breeders of allopolyploids now...
Location:
Emerson Hall
Event type:
Seminar
Mar 27
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12:20 pm

In-house design and construction of new plant growth chambers

The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) maintains and allocates space in 125 plant growth chambers. More than half of them are between 45 and 55 years old. We need to...
Location:
Emerson Hall
Event type:
Seminar
Apr 10
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12:20 pm

The promise and challenges of plant genome editing

Precise genome editing offers a promising approach for engineering better crops which may not be regulated as “GM”. Scientists have long dreamed of having customizable "DNA scissors" that allows...
Location:
Emerson Hall
Event type:
Seminar
Apr 17
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12:20 pm

Regulatory changes underlying differential expression in high-yielding triploid (Salix spp.) bioenergy crops

Many studies have highlighted the complex, multigenic basis for heterosis (hybrid vigor) in inbred crops. Despite the lack a consensus model, it is vital that we turn our attention to understanding...
Location:
Emerson Hall
Event type:
Seminar