Abstract Detail

Applications of Plant Genomics

Puente-Lelievre, Caroline [1], Handy, Sara [1].

Applications of Plant Genomics.

The advancement of high-throughput technologies has expedited the progress of plant genomics and allowed us to address questions about the structure, function, and evolution of genomes through bioinformatics tools. Furthermore, genomics provide new opportunities and prospects to improve our understanding of plant diversity, and apply this knowledge to a broad range of fields such as phylogenetics, plant breeding and domestication, conservation, agrigenomics, biotechnology, food science, and forensic botany, among many others. This symposium will include a diversity of research that uses genomics, Next Generation Sequencing, and bioinformatics to address practical problems. We will discuss the different ways genome data are being used with a variety of emergent applications. Relevance: The proposed colloquium is centered around the practical applications of plant genomics. It is appropriate for Botany 2018 because it will appeal to a variety of BSA’s sectional interests and will include a number of research topics relevant to the conference. We aim to integrate research from different areas of genomics, agriculture, medical and forensic fields to get a bigger picture of the impact and importance of botanical research for society. Moreover, we hope that this colloquium will engage researchers that otherwise would not attend the BSA meetings, and provide an avenue for bringing together researchers from academia, government agencies, and other scientific institutions, and create opportunities for future collaborations.

1 - US Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD, 20740, USA


Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Abstract ID:26
Candidate for Awards:None

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