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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 10, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Towne - Meeting House
Organizers:
Thomas P. Brutnell and John C. Cushman
10:30 AM
Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis: The Role of Low CO2 Environment
Xinguang Zhu, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology,Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

10:50 AM
Metabolic Transport Functions in C4 Photosynthesis
Andreas PM Weber, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf

11:10 AM
12:10 PM
Transcriptome and Genome Assemblies of the Common Ice Plant, a Halophytic, Facultative Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) Species
Won Cheol Yim, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Richard L. Tillett, Nevada Center for Bioinformatics, University of Nevada, Reno; Bahay G. Bilgi, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Karen A. Schlauch, Nevada Center for Bioinformatics, University of Nevada, Reno; Rebecca L. Albion, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno; Samuel M. D. Seaver, Argonne National Laboratory; Hengfu Yin, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Xiaohan Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; John C. Cushman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno

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