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Functional Genomics of C4 and CAM photosynthesis

C4 and crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis are the two principal carbon concentrating mechanisms in vascular plants that have allowed terrestrial plants to achieve high productivity and resource use efficiency such as reduced nitrogen and water inputs. As a result, C4 and CAM plants are among the world’s most important crops for food, feed, fiber, and fuel, as well as key drivers of ecosystem diversity and sustainability in grasslands and dry regions. The workshop will explore recent innovations in genome-scale research in dominant C4 and CAM model systems with the prospect of informing attempts to bioengineer these adaptations into C3 crops.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Towne - Meeting House
Organizers:
Thomas P. Brutnell and John C. Cushman
10:50 AM
The Evolution of the Carbonic Anhydrase Gene Family in the Grasses
Anthony J. Studer, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Allison R. Kolbe, Washington State University; Anthony Gandin, Washington State University; James C. Schnable, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Lin Wang, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Asaph B. Cousins, Washington State University; Thomas P. Brutnell, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

11:50 AM
Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Analysis of CAM in Ice Plant
Bernard Wone, University of Nevada, Reno; Bahay G. Bilgi, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Rebecca L. Albion, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Won Cheol Yim, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Karen A. Schlauch, Nevada Center for Bioinformatics, University of Nevada, Reno; John C. Cushman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno

12:10 PM
Comparative Genomics of CAM Species
Xiaohan Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; James Hartwell, University of Liverpool; John C. Cushman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Hengfu Yin, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Anne M. Borland, Newcastle University; David Weston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Gerald A. Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Bernard Wone, University of Nevada-Reno; Won Cheol Yim, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Jungmin Ha, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Karen Schlauch, University of Nevada-Reno; Susanna F. Boxall, University of Liverpool; Rachel Brenchley, University of Liverpool; Richard Gregory, University of Liverpool; Neil Hall, University of Liverpool; Tanja Magoc, University of Maryland; Steven L Salzberg, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine; Axel Visel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Zhong Wang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Stephen M. Gross, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; June Simpson, CINVESTAV, Irapuato

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