2607
Cacao Genomics Workshop

Following the recent sequencing and assembly of two cacao genomes, this workshop focuses on the application of cacao genomics information to identify candidate genes involved in the regulation of important agronomic traits such as disease resistance among other topics.
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 3-4
Organizer:
David N. Kuhn
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks


1:35 PM
Study on the Origin of Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus and Its Dispersal on Cacao Trees in West Africa
Emmanuelle Muller, CIRAD-UMR BGPI; Francis Abrokwah, CRIG; Koffie Kouakou, CNRA; Essivi Mississo, ITRA, CRA-F; Marie-line Iskra-Caruana, CIRAD-UMR BGPI; Henry Dzahini-Obiatey, CRIG

2:15 PM
The Biology, Genetic Diversity, and Genomics of Moniliophthora roreri, Causal Agent of Cacao Frosty Pod Rot
Bryan Bailey, Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab, USDA-ARS; Shahin Ali, USDA-ARS; Rachel Melnick, NIFA; Mark Guiltinan, The Pennsylvania State University; Jane Crozier, CABI; Wilberth Phillips, CATIE; Gonçalo Amarante GuimarĂ£es Pereira, Genomics and Expression Laboratory - University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Dapeng Zhang, Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory, USDA/ARS; Lyndel Meinhardt, Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab, USDA/ARS

2:35 PM
Biology and Genomics of Phytophthora spp.: Fight Against a Potential Global Chocolate Famine
Shahin Ali, USDA-ARS; Ishmael Amoako-Attah, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana; Jonathan Shao, ARS-USDA BARC; Rebecca Bailey, SPCL BARC ARS/USDA; Mary Strem, SPCL BARC ARS-USDA; Martha Schmidt, SPCL BARC ARS-USDA; Wilberth Phillips, CATIE; Surendra Surujdeo-Maharaj, The University of the West Indies; Jean-Philippe Marelli, Mars Center for Cocoa Science-MARS Inc.; Martijn ten Hoopen, CIRAD; Erica Goss, University of Florida; Cristiano Villela Dias, MARS Inc.; Danyu Shen, Nanjing Agricultural University; Brett Tyler, Oregon State University; Lyndel Meinhardt, Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab, USDA/ARS; Bryan Bailey, Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab, USDA-ARS

2:55 PM
Interspecific Hybridization Between Theobroma cacao and Theobroma grandiflorum
Jean-Philippe Marelli, Mars Center for Cocoa Science-MARS Inc.; Stefan E. Royaert, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Valdevino Carmo, Mars Center for Cacao Science-MARS Inc.; Marcelo de Jesus Santos, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Dahyana S. Britto, Mars Center for Cocoa Science; Luciel dos Santos Fernandes, Mars Center for Cocoa Science- MARS Inc.; Chigozie V. Nwosu, Mars Chocolate North America; Juan Carlos Motamayor Arias, MARS Inc; Raymond J. Schnell, MARS Inc.

3:15 PM
Functional Genomics of Defense Response in Theobroma Cacao
Andrew Fister, The Pennsylvania State University; Zi Shi, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics and Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, The University of Georgia; Siela Maximova, The Pennsylvania State University; Mark Guiltinan, The Pennsylvania State University

3:35 PM
Break


3:50 PM
Identification of QTL Involved in the Production of Rooted Cuttings in a Segregating Mapping Population of Theobroma cacao L. in Brazil
Stefan E. Royaert, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Marcelo de Jesus Santos, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Jean-Philippe Marelli, Mars Center for Cocoa Science - MARS Inc.; Raymond J. Schnell, MARS Inc.; Juan Carlos Motamayor Arias, MARS Inc.

4:10 PM
Association Mapping in Cacao Populations from Hawaii
Osman A. Gutierrez, USDA ARS SHRS; Chifumi Nagai, Hawaii Agriculture Research Center; Rebecca Heinig, Hawaii Agriculture Research Center; Kathleen A. Cariaga, USDA ARS SHRS; Donald Livingstone III, MARS Inc.; Cecile L. Tondo, USDA ARS SHRS; Juan Carlos Motamayor Arias, MARS Inc; Raymond J. Schnell, MARS Inc.

4:30 PM
Classical and 'omics' Approaches to Control Witches' Broom Disease of Cacao
Karina Peres Gramacho, Cacao Research Center (CEPEC/CEPLAC); Jose Luis Pires, Cacao Research Center (CEPEC/CEPLAC); Didier Clement, CIRAD, UMR AGAP; Uilson Vanderlei Lopes, Cacao Research Center (CEPEC/CEPLAC); Fabienne Micheli, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC)

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