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Title: C4 and CAM Plant Biology Symposium 2013 Website

This project funded the C4 and CAM (crassulacean acid metabolism) Plant Biology 2013 symposium, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, on August 6-9, 2013. The symposium brought together a diverse group of scientists to discuss the evolution, ecology, functional biology, genomics and biotechnological engineering of C4 and CAM plants. These two groups of plants possess evolutionary modifications to their photosynthetic machinery that improve their performance in hot and dry conditions. Maize and pineapple are classic examples of C4 and CAM plants, respectively. The meeting discussed how lessons learned from these groups of plants can be harnessed to improve crop production of biofuel feedstocks in an era of global climate change. The interdisciplinary nature of the meeting meant that the delegation members typically do not collectively attend any one scientific society meeting. As a result, the symposium was a unique opportunity for knowledge transfer, initiation of new collaborations, and recruitment and exposure of early career scientists.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1131332
Report Number(s):
DOE-UIUC--10415
DOE Contract Number:
SC0010415
Resource Type:
Other
Resource Relation:
Conference: C4 + CAM Plant Biology 2013 Symposium, Champaign, IL (United States), 6-9 Aug 2013
Research Org:
Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES