Sunday, April 29, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Grand Ball Room (Adams Mark Hotel)
Session 1A: Session 1A: Feedstock genomics and development
This session will present an overview of genomics and plant breeding research on the major bioenergy crops.
Chair:Wilfred Vermerris
Co-chair:Steve Thomas
1:30 PMSystematic modification of monolignol pathway gene expression for improved lignocellulose utilization
Richard A. Dixon, Fang Chen
1:55 PMCell wall composition and accessibility to hydrolytic enzymes is differentially altered in divergently bred switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) genotypes
G. Sarath, Danny E. Akin, K.P. Vogel, R.B. Mitchell
2:20 PMCharacterization and analysis of maize traits contributing to production of lignocellulosic ethanol
James G. Coors, Aaron J. Lorenz, Kendall R. Lamkey, Krystal Kirkpatrick, M. Paul Scott, Lisa J. Haney, Paul J. Weimer
2:45 PMCell wall biosynthesis in shrub willow: analysis of wood composition and gene expression patterns
Michelle J. Serapiglia, Arthur J. Stipanovic, Kimberly D. Cameron, Lawrence B. Smart
3:10 PMBreak - Sponsored by Mascoma Corporation
3:35 PMSorghum biomass/feedstock genomics research for bioenergy
William L. Rooney, John Mullet, Stephen Kresovich, Doreen Ware, Patricia Klein
4:00 PMGenotypic evaluation of bermudagrass for conversion to ethanol
William F. Anderson, Bruce S. Dien, Joy Peterson, Danny E. Akin
4:25 PMIdentification and characterization of the key genes for improvement of Jatropha curcas L
Fang Chen, Ren-wei Qing, Ying Zhang, Fu-li Zhang, Ying Xu, Lin Tang, Fang Yan, Sheng-hua Wang
4:50 PMGenetic diversity in switchgrass
Tim Swaller, Slava Brover, Steven R. Thomas, Malay C. Saha, Joe Bouton, Richard Flavell, Peter Mascia, Kenneth Feldmann

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