3112
Grass Genome Initiative (IGGI)

Comparative analysis of the structure, function and evolution of the genomes of grasses and their close relatives
Date: Monday, January 11, 2016
Time: 12:50 PM-3:00 PM
Room: Sunrise - Meeting House
Organizers:
Katrien M. Devos and Jeffrey L. Bennetzen
12:50 PM
Introduction
Katrien M. Devos, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences), and Dept. of Plant Biology, University of Georgia

12:55 PM
The Ancient Genome of an Aquatic Plant, Spirodela polyrhiza, at the Root of Monocot Evolution
Wenqin Wang, Waksman Institute, Rutgers University; Paul Fourounjian, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University; Joachim Messing, Rutgers University

1:45 PM
The Alpha and Omega of Sigma and Tau; Paleopolyploidy in the Monocots
David Sankoff, University of Ottawa; Chunfang Zheng, University of Ottawa

2:10 PM
Comparative proteomic analysis of ancient plants and monocots identifies proteins important for rhizome growth and development
David R. Gang, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University; Fernanda Salvato, State University of Campinas; Ruifeng He, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University; William Nelson, University of Arizona/Bio5 Institute; Min-Jeong Kim, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University; Tiago Balbuena, Sao Paulo State University “Julio de Mesquita Filho”; R. Shyama Prasad Rao, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Division; Carol Soderlund, University of Arizona/Bio5 Institute; Jay Thelen, University of Missouri-Columbia

2:35 PM
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