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Title: Setaria Comes of Age: Meeting Report on the Second International Setaria Genetics Conference

Abstract

Setaria viridis is an emerging model for cereal and bioenergy grasses because of its short stature, rapid life cycle and expanding genetic and genomic toolkits. Its close phylogenetic relationship with economically important crops such as maize and sorghum positions Setaria as an ideal model system for accelerating discovery and characterization of crop genes that control agronomically important traits. The Second International Setaria Genetics Conference was held on March 6–8, 2017 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, United States to discuss recent technological breakthroughs and research directions in Setaria (presentation abstracts can be downloaded at https://www.brutnelllab.org/setaria). Here, we highlight topics presented in the conference including inflorescence architecture, C 4 photosynthesis and abiotic stress. Genetic and genomic toolsets including germplasm, mutant populations, transformation and gene editing technologies are also discussed. Since the last meeting in 2014, the Setaria community has matured greatly in the quality of research being conducted. Outreach and increased communication with maize and other plant communities will allow broader adoption of Setaria as a model system to translate fundamental discovery research to crop improvement.

Authors:
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  1. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO (United States)
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Research Org.:
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23). Biological Systems Science Division; National Science Foundation (NSF); USDA National Inst. of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
OSTI Identifier:
1423879
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0008769; IOS-1413824; 2014-67012-22269
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Frontiers in Plant Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1664-462X
Publisher:
Frontiers Research Foundation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Zhu, Chuanmei, Yang, Jiani, and Shyu, Christine. Setaria Comes of Age: Meeting Report on the Second International Setaria Genetics Conference. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01562.
Zhu, Chuanmei, Yang, Jiani, & Shyu, Christine. Setaria Comes of Age: Meeting Report on the Second International Setaria Genetics Conference. United States. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01562.
Zhu, Chuanmei, Yang, Jiani, and Shyu, Christine. Thu . "Setaria Comes of Age: Meeting Report on the Second International Setaria Genetics Conference". United States. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01562. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1423879.
@article{osti_1423879,
title = {Setaria Comes of Age: Meeting Report on the Second International Setaria Genetics Conference},
author = {Zhu, Chuanmei and Yang, Jiani and Shyu, Christine},
abstractNote = {Setaria viridis is an emerging model for cereal and bioenergy grasses because of its short stature, rapid life cycle and expanding genetic and genomic toolkits. Its close phylogenetic relationship with economically important crops such as maize and sorghum positions Setaria as an ideal model system for accelerating discovery and characterization of crop genes that control agronomically important traits. The Second International Setaria Genetics Conference was held on March 6–8, 2017 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, United States to discuss recent technological breakthroughs and research directions in Setaria (presentation abstracts can be downloaded at https://www.brutnelllab.org/setaria). Here, we highlight topics presented in the conference including inflorescence architecture, C4 photosynthesis and abiotic stress. Genetic and genomic toolsets including germplasm, mutant populations, transformation and gene editing technologies are also discussed. Since the last meeting in 2014, the Setaria community has matured greatly in the quality of research being conducted. Outreach and increased communication with maize and other plant communities will allow broader adoption of Setaria as a model system to translate fundamental discovery research to crop improvement.},
doi = {10.3389/fpls.2017.01562},
journal = {Frontiers in Plant Science},
number = ,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Sep 28 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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