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Cacao Genome Sequencing Project

Following the recent sequencing and assembly of two cacao genomes, this workshop focuses on the application of the genome sequence information to identify candidate genes involved in the regulation of important agronomic traits such as disease resistance.
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 3-4
Organizer:
David N. Kuhn
Chair:
David N. Kuhn
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks


1:35 PM
Exploring the Diversity of Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus, an Emergent Badnavirus of Theobromus cacao Endemic to West Africa
Judith K. Brown, The University of Arizona; Nomatter Chingandu, The University of Arizona

1:55 PM
Geographical Distribution of Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus Molecular Variability in West Africa
Emmanuelle Muller, CIRAD-UMR BGPI; Koffie Kouakou, CNRA; Francis Abrokwah, CRIG; Henry Dzahini-Obiatey, CRIG; Essivi Mississo, ITRA, CRA-F; Marie-line Iskra-Caruana, CIRAD-UMR BGPI; Christian Cilas, CIRAD-UR 106

2:15 PM
Identification of Candidate Genes Involved in Witches’ Broom Disease Resistance in a Segregating Mapping Population of Theobroma cacao L. in Brazil
Stefan E. Royaert, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Johannes Jansen, Wageningen UR - Biometris; Ioná Santos Araújo Holanda, Depart. Ciências Vegetais - Univ. Fed. Rural do Semi-Arido; Daniela Viana da Silva, Depart. Ciências Biológicas - Univ. Estadual de Santa Cruz; Samuel Martins de Jesus Branco, Depart. Ciências Biológicas - Univ. Estadual de Santa Cruz; Donald S. Livingstone III, MARS Inc.; Jean-Philippe Marelli, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; David N. Kuhn, USDA-ARS, Subtropical Horticulture Research Station; Osman A. Gutiérrez, USDA-ARS, Subtropical Horticulture Research Station; Raymond J. Schnell, MARS Inc.; Ronan Xavier Corrêa, Depart. Ciências Biológicas - Univ. Estadual de Santa Cruz; Juan Carlos Motamayor, MARS Inc.

2:35 PM
Breeding for Agronomic Traits vs Flavor - You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!
Ed S. Seguine, Seguine Cacao Cocoa & Chocolate Advisors

2:55 PM
Break


3:10 PM
QTL Mapping of Ceratocystis Wilt Resistance in Theobroma cacao
Jean-Philippe Marelli, Mars Center for Cocoa Science; Luciel dos Santos Fernandes, State University of Santa Cruz; Fábio Mathias Corrêa, State Universtity of Santa Cruz; Stefan E. Royaert, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Raymond J. Schnell, MARS Inc.; Ronan Xavier Corrêa, State University of Santa Cruz; Juan Carlos Motamayor Arias, MARS, Incorporated

3:30 PM
QTL Mapping for Resistance to Frosty Pod and Black Pod Diseases in a F1 population of Theobroma cacao L
Osman A. Gutierrez, USDA ARS SHRS; Wilberth Phillips, CATIE; Stefan E. Royaert, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Donald Livingstone III, MARS Inc.; David N. Kuhn, USDA ARS SHRS; Edward J. Boza, USDA-ARS; Cecile L. Tondo, USDA ARS SHRS; Raymond Schnell, Mars, Inc.; Juan Carlos Motamayor Arias, MARS Inc.

3:50 PM
Single-Copy Gene Clusters Co-Occurring in Cacao and Other Plant Genomes Suggest Mechanism of Gene Reduction after Genome Duplication
Niina Haiminen, IBM Research; Laxmi Parida, IBM Research; Keithanne Mockaitis, Indiana University; David N. Kuhn, USDA ARS SHRS

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