SPP 1530: Flowering Time Control - from Natural Variation to Crop Improvement

Upcoming PP1530 Meetings

 

March 14 - 16, 2018: III. International PP1530 Symposium: Genetic Variation of Flowering Time Genes and Applications for Crop Improvement

 

Content: The timing of flowering relies on a complex network of genetic and regulatory pathways and the integration of a variety of environmental cues. In the past years we have gained increasing knowledge of flowering time regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana and numerous crop species. Flowering time regulators are important for crop plant domestication and adaptation to different environments. Their pleiotropic effects can impact important traits such as yield and stress tolerance. Moreover, the phenological development of a plant can be drastically altered by mutation and genetic modification of major flowering time regulators. We welcome contributions for oral presentations and posters from model species and any kind of cultivated plants, including annual and biennial species used in agriculture and horticulture, fruit trees and forest trees.

 

Venue: Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel, Fraunhoferstraße 13, 24118 Kiel, Germany

 

Preliminary Program:

Session 1:
Gene expression networks and signaling pathways
Session 2:
Genetic variation for flowering time genes and applications for crop improvement
Session 3:
Flowering time in perennials
Session 4:
Pleiotropic effects of flowering time genes and impact on adaptation and speciation
Session 5:
Integration of endogenous and environmental factors

 

Keynote Speakers:

Rishikesh P. Bhalerao, Sweden

Seth Davis, UK

Andrea Eveland, USA

Zachary Lippmann, USA

Takeshi Izawa, Japan

Elliot Meyerowitz, USA

Ben Trevaskis, Australia

 

 

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