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Sugar Beet Workshop

Sugar beet crop (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) is the world’s second source of sucrose after sugar cane and produces up to 22% of the world’s commercial sugar. It is a diploid species with 18 chromosomes and estimated genome size of 758 Mb. Recently there is a leap in availability of public genomic sequences and assemblies. There are 8 genome assemblies and annotation reports. The speakers will present recent accomplishments in genomics research of sugar beet and other related genomes.
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Room: Towne - Meeting House
Organizer:
Imad Eujayl
1:30 PM
Sugar Beet BeetMap-3, and Steps to Improve the Genome Assembly and Genome Sequence Annotation
Bernd Weisshaar, Bielefeld University, Department of Biology & CeBiTec; Heinz Himmelbauer, Universität für Bodenkultur, Department of Biotechnology; Thomas Schmidt, Dresden University of Technology, Department of Biology; Daniela Holtgräwe, Department of Biology & CeBiTec; Andre E. Minoche, Center for Genomic Regulation; Juliane C. Dohm, Universität für Bodenkultur, Department of Biotechnology; Ralf Stracke, Bielefeld University, Department of Biology & CeBiTec; Falk Zakrzewski, Dresden University of Technology, Department of Biology; Roza Parol-Kryger, Bielefeld University, Department of Biology & CeBiTec; Kai B. Stadermann, Bielefeld University, Department of Biology & CeBiTec; Jessica Schneider, Bielefeld University, Department of Biology & CeBiTec; Thomas Rosleff Soerensen, Bielefeld University, Department of Biology & CeBiTec; Thomas Kraft, Syngenta Seeds AB; Britta Schulz, KWS SAAT SE

1:50 PM
Molecular Characterization of Wild Beta Populations in the Imperial Valley, California
Kelley Richardson, USDA-ARS, Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit

2:10 PM
Digital PCR for Genotyping of SNP_BvBTC1 in DNA Bulks of Sugar Beet
Piergiorgio Stevanato, University of Padova, Italy

2:30 PM
Overexpression of CRK8 Gene in Sugar Beet line Resistant to Beet Curly Top disease
Imad Eujayl, USDA-ARS, Northwest Irrigation and Soils Res. Lab.; Carl Strausbaugh, USDA-ARS-NWISRL

3:05 PM
The Genome of Chenopodium quinoa
David E Jarvis, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

3:25 PM
Beta vulgaris Crop Types: Genomic Signatures of Selection (GSS) Using Next Generation Sequencing of Pooled Samples
Paul Galewski, Michigan State University; J. Mitchell McGrath, Sugar beet and Beans Research Unit

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