OCT 01, 2014 8:00 AM PDT

Leveraging the plant genome to increase crop yield and quality

Speaker
  • Gawain Bennett, Automation Specialist, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)Philippe Roby, Principal Scientist, PerkinElmerDwarkesh Parihar, Head of Biotechnology research in a large seeds compan

Abstract

 

Opportunities for plant science to contribute to global food security include increasing the yield and quality of crops, making plants less susceptible to pests and and more resistant to herbicides, and enabling maximal crop productivity in sub-optimal growth conditions. Finding and implementing these solutions is a top priority for governments and scientists worldwide, and has been articulated as a key BBSRC strategic objective. Wheat, rice and coarse grains such as maize are the most important crops for human food production; therefore increasing grain production sustainably is a critically important strategic and scientific objective.  Bread wheat has an exceptionally complex genome comprised of three independently- maintained genomes, each of which is approximately 6 Gb- more that the entire human genome. The scale and complexity of this genome require a large coordinated effort and the development and application of new technologies.

 

Another area of scientific research is the exploration of genetically modified plant proteins. Cry proteins for example are a class of insecticidal endotoxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that are non-toxic to mammals, making them ideal for conferring insect resistance to plants.

 

This webinar will describe how innovative research tools from reagents to sample prep and nucleic acid quantificationare facilitating insightful scientific experimentation to leverage the plant genome.


Show Resources
You May Also Like
MAY 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
MAY 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Date: May 11, 2021 Time: 10:00zm PDT Your samples are some of the most valuable assets in the laboratory. After spending countless hours on extraction and preparation, your conclusions could...
JUN 09, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
JUN 09, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
Date: June 9, 2021 Time: 09 June 2021, 7am PDT, 10am EDT, 4pm CEST cells with dramatic implications on the validity of past cell culture related research. The fact that at least 509 cell lin...
MAY 27, 2021 8:00 AM PDT
MAY 27, 2021 8:00 AM PDT
Date: May 27, 2021 Time: 8:00am (PDT), 11:00am (EDT) With social distancing measures still enforced in large parts of the world, many researchers must minimize time in the lab where they may...
JUN 08, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
JUN 08, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
Date: June 8, 2021 Time: 9:00am PDT Reducing the spread of highly infectious and deadly diseases within the population, vaccine development is crucial in saving millions of lives each year....
JUL 15, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
JUL 15, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
Date: July 15, 2021 Time: 9:00am (PDT), 12:00pm (EDT) The Pisces workflow robust, easy-to-use, end-to-end multi-omics solution for highly multiplexed targeted Spatial RNA analysis. VeranomeB...
JUL 15, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
C.E. CREDITS
JUL 15, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
Date: July 15, 2021 Time: 10:00am (PDT), 1:00pm (EDT) Sigma Metrics plays a critical role in laboratory medicine. Abbott is committed to helping your laboratory achieve excellence in clinica...
Loading Comments...
Show Resources
Attendees
  • See more