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Sex Chromosomes and sex determination

Sex chromosomes have evolved multiple, independent times in all major eukaryotic lineages—plants, animals, and fungi. While the genetic basis of sex determination and sexual dimorphism can vary considerably in these diverse lineages, the same molecular mechanisms appeared to be involved in the emergence and evolution of sex chromosomes in both plants and animals. Sex chromosomes are distinctive because of their gender-determining role and the genomic features that reflect their evolutionary history. Substantial progress has been made on the discovery and characterization of sex chromosomes in plants, animals, and fungi. The interests on sex chromosome research have been rising in the plant and animal research communities. This workshop will facilitate the communication and promote collaborations among labs working on sex chromosomes and sex determination in both plants and animals.
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 5-6
Organizers:
Abdelhafid Bendahmane and Ray Ming
4:20 PM
Ogi, a Y-Encoded Small-RNA, Acts for Sex Determination in Diospyros Plant Species
Takashi Akagi, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University; Isabelle Henry, Plant Biology and Genome Center, UC Davis; Ryutaro Tao, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University; Luca Comai, Plant Biology and Genome Center, UC Davis

4:40 PM
Understanding Floral Development and Sex Expression in Dioecious Coccinia grandis
Anjan K Banerjee, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune); Amita G Ghadge, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune); Kanika Karmakar, Tripura University; Ravi S. Devani, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune); Sangram Sinha, Tripura University

5:20 PM
Contrasting Mechanisms of Sex Determination in the Salicaceae
Stephen DiFazio, West Virginia University; Ran Zhou, West Virginia University; Luke Evans, West Virginia University; Eli Rodgers-Melnick, Cornell University; Fred E. Gouker, Cornell University; Craig H. Carlson, Cornell University; Lawrence Smart, Cornell University; Haibao Tang, University of Arizona; Vivek Krishnakumar, J. Craig Venter Institute; Christopher D. Town, J. Craig Venter Institute; Gerald A. Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

5:40 PM
The XY Sex Chromosome in Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera): From Discovery and Mapping to Sequencing
Maria Fernanda Torres, WCMC-Qatar; Lisa Sara Mathew, WCMC-Qatar; Candice Purchase, WCMC-Qatar; Yasmin A. Mohamoud, WCMC-Qatar; Joel A. Malek, Weill Cornell Medical College

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