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Flax Genomics

The recent genomics efforts in flax will be presented. The genome was recently sequenced leading to multiple research endeavours. Research results on flax sequencing, assembly, transcriptomics, association mapping, wild relatives, evolution, linseed composition and fiber traits will be presented.
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Towne - Meeting House
Organizers:
Sylvie Cloutier and Christopher Cullis
10:30 AM
Variation in the Flax Genome and Its Application to Bioproducts
Michael Deyholos, University of British Columbia; Leonardo Galindo, University of Alberta; David Pinzon-Latorre, University of Alberta

10:50 AM
The Refined Flax Genome, Its Evolution and Applications
Frank M. You, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Pingchuan Li, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Santosh Kumar, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Raja Ragupathy, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba; Mitali Banik, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Scott Duguid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Helen Booker, University of Saskatchewan; Michael Deyholos, University of British Columbia; Yong-Bi Fu, Plant Gene Resources of Canada; Andrew G. Sharpe, National Research Council Canada / Global Institute for Food Security (U of S); Sylvie Cloutier, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

11:10 AM
The Flax Genome, a Revolution in Evolution
Christopher Cullis, Case Western Reserve University

11:30 AM
EMS Mutants and Functional Genomics to Dissect Cell Wall Biology in Flax
Simon W Hawkins, University of Lille 1; Maxime Chantreau, University of Lille 1; Wout Boerjan, Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB; Arata Yoshinaga, Kyoto University; François Mesnard, Université de Picardie Jules Verne; Brigitte Chabbert, INRA URCA UMR614 FARE

11:50 AM
Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) of Yield-Related Traits in Flax
Braulio Soto-Cerda, Agriaquaculture Nutritional Genomic Center (CGNA); Scott Duguid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Helen Booker, University of Saskatchewan; Frank M. You, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Gordon Rowland, University of Saskatchewan; Sylvie Cloutier, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

12:10 PM
Diversity and Characters in Ethiopian Linseed Accessions
Worku Negash Mhiret,, University of Gondar; Pat Heslop-Harrison, University of Leicester

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