Thursday, November 16, 2006: 8:25 AM
Indiana Conv. Center, Sagamore 7, Second Floor
317: Transformation and Genetic Analysis
Sponsor:C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology
Presiding:Wilfred Vermerris, Univ. of Florida
8:25 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:30 AMMolecular and Physiological Characterization of Transgenic Bahiagrass with Constitutive Expression of Stress Inducible Transcription Factors.
Xi Xiong, Univ. of Florida - IFAS, Fredy Altpeter, Univ. of Florida - IFAS, Victoria James, Univ. of Florida - IFAS, A. Blount, University of Florida
8:45 AMMolecular and Physiological Characterization of Transgenic, Dwarf Bahiagrass. 
Mrinalini Agharkar, U. of Florida/Dept. of Agronomy, Fredy Altpeter, Univ. of Florida - IFAS, Hangning Zhang, University of Florida
9:00 AMRisk Assessment and Risk Management of Transgenic Forage and Turf Grasses. 
Sukhpreet Sandhu, U. of Florida/Dpt. of Agronomy, Fredy Altpeter, Univ. of Florida - IFAS, Ann Blount, University of Florida
9:15 AMMolecular markers in the management of the invasive species cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica ). 
Ludovic Capo-Chichi, Univ of Georgia, Edzard van Santen, Auburn University, Paul Raymer, Univ of Georgia
9:30 AMBreak
9:45 AMEfficient Production of Microbial Cellulase Within Recombinant Maize Biomass Converts AFEX-Pretreated Corn Stover into Fermentable Sugars for Alcohol Fuels.
Callista Ransom, Michigan State University, Venkatesh Balan, Michigan State University, Gadab Biswas, Michigan State University, Bruce Dale, Michigan State University, Mariam Sticklen, Michigan State University
10:00 AMNovel cell wall mutants of maize with enhanced bio-processing characteristics. 
Wilfred Vermerris, University of Florida, Reuben Tayengwa, University of Florida, Karen Koch, University of Florida Horticultural Sciences department, Don McCarty, University of Florida Horticultural Sciences department, Mark Davis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Steven Thomas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Maureen McCann, Purdue University, Nicholas Carpita, Purdue University Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
10:15 AM(Paper Withdrawn) Chromosomal rearrangements, non-additive gene expression, and novel phenotypes: heterosis in resynthesized Brassica napus allopolyploids.
10:30 AMField Performance of Herculex® RW and Herculex® XTRA: Novel Bt Products for Corn.
J. Edward King, Dow AgroSciences, Paul Neese, Dow AgroSciences, Jeff Edwards, Dow AgroSciences, Gary Thompson, Dow AgroSciences
10:45 AMAdjourn

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