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ABCDS Meetings, Spring, 2009. Thursdays at 3:30 in Room 473


19-Feb Piya Kittipadakul Tuberization response to photoperiod in potato haploid - wild species hybrids
26-Feb Yiqun Weng Cucumber improvement research in USDA ARS, Madison - short and long term goals and approaches
5-Mar Sergio Melgar Proteomic analysis of cytoplasmic male sterility in onion
12-Mar Felix Navarro Back to the basics: Sample sizes for accurate and precise estimation of defects in vegetables and fruits, the case of potatoes
19-Mar Marina Iovene
 
Rescheduled to April 16,
No ABCDS Meeting this week
26-Mar Leah McCann Factors affecting chip processing ability in a wide range of Solanumspecies."
2-Apr John Bamberg US Potato Genebank: Service and research for potato genetic improvement
9-Apr Dennis Halterman Late blight resistance genes - resistance to more than just late blight?
16-Apr Dan Ronis
Marina Iovene
 
Association between pachytene chromosomes and linkage groups in carrot
23-Apr Claudia Calderon Fine mapping towards the cloning of Psm in cucumber
30-Apr Ted Tibbitts Potatoes for life support in space
7-May Calvin Lietzow The inheritance of rind colors in Cucurbita moschata

ABCDS Meetings, Fall, 2008. Thursdays at 3:30 in Room 473 (On Oct 2, Rm 128)

Date Presenter Title
2-Oct Mike Havey What I did on sabbatical in Vienna OR Developing cucumber as a model for mitochondrial transformation Room 128
9-Oct Jiwan Palta Improving quality and production of native potatoes in the Peruvian highlands
16-Oct Rob Kane Genetic influences on the seed yielding ability of carrot hybrids
23-Oct Andy Hamernik Introgression of wild species germplasm with extreme resistance to cold sweetening into the cultivated potato
30-Oct Erin Silva Developing a UW organic ag research program NOTE SPECIAL TIME: Seminar will begin at 3:00. CANCELLED
6-Nov Megan Bowman Expression analysis of carotenoid biosynthesis genes in carrot using real time PCR
13-Nov Bala Pudota Characterization of genes involved in RB-mediated late blight resistance of potato
20-Nov Aamir Ali New sources of nematode resistance in carrots
4-Dec Jim Busse History of potato research at UW
11-Dec Yiqun Weng Cucumber improvement research in USDA ARS, Madison - short and long term goals and approachesCANCELLEDin favor of department holiday party instead

ABCDS Meetings – Spring 2008

Date Presenter (Lab Group) Title
Feb 14 David Spooner and Phil Simon Plant and Animal Genome Meeting
Feb 21 Paul Bethke Movement of carbohydrates in potato
Feb 28 Aamir Ali (Simon lab) Status of life sciences in Punjab University
Mar 6 Karsten Holmquist (Brunet lab) Indirect estimations of contemporary pollen movement: Effects of pollinator type and spatial population structure
Mar 13 OPEN  
Mar 20 Piya Kittipadakul (Jansky lab) Genetic mapping of tuberization under a short photoperiod
Mar 27 Flor Rodriguez (Spooner lab) COSII-based mapping and diversity in Solanaceae
Apr 3 Yong Suk Chung (Jansky lab) Genetics of resistance to tuber soft rot
Apr 10 Angel Hui Song (Staub/Simon labs) Development of a consensus map containing carotenoid biosynthetic genes in cucumber
Apr 17 Dennis Halterman Understanding molecular disease resistance mechanisms in potato
Apr 24 Zachary Larson-Rabin (Brunet lab) Investigating the genetic control of endoreduplication, and its role in the cell proliferation and cell expansion of plant morphogenesis.
May 1 Marina Iovene (Simon lab) In situ hybridization in plants

The ABCDS Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2007
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room
October 18 Shelly Jansky Wild Solanum UtilizationRESCHEDULED to Dec. 13Nov. 8 473
October 25 Pablo Cavagnaro Carrot BAC Library Characterization 473
November 1 Yu Monica Chen Hyper-sensitive Response of
Potato to Late Blight

473

November 8 Mehtap Yildiz
Shelly Jansky
Anthocyanin Biosynthesis Genes
in Carrot

Wild Solanum Utilization
473
November 15 Vanessa Gordon The Effects of Introgression of
Chilling Tolerance in Cucumber
473
November 22

Thanksgiving Break  
November 29

Juan Zalapa

Hybridization Patterns Between U.S.
Native and Invasive Siberian Elm

473

December 6 Zhenyu Liu The Interaction Between Potato
Potato Late Blight
473
December 13 Shelly Jansky Wild Solanum Utilization 473

ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 2007
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

February 15

Bala Pudota

Functional characterization of genes
associated with late blight disease
resistance in potato using RNA
interference

473

February 22

Mike Havey

The Plant Genome meeting 2006

473

March 1

Sarah Rosenthal

Antioxidants in potato

473

March 8

Anil Khar

Alliumresearch in India and
mapping bulb-color genes

473

March 15

Marina Iovene

Cytogenetic comparisons among
the Apiaceae

473

March 22

Jin Joo Bae

Breeding for Verticilliumwilt
resistance in potato

473

March 29

Johanne Brunet
Tusar Kanti Behera

What is going on with Aquilegia?
Bitter melon: A future crop of Asia

473

April 85

Spring Break

April 12

Leslie Tirado

Cytokinin changes in plants upon
cold stress

473

April 19

Natalia Alvorez

The Brevicaulecomplex: Morphology

473

April 26

Tusar Kanti Behera
Johanne Brunet

Bitter melon: A future crop of Asia
What is going on with Aquilegia?

473


ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2006
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

October 5

Paul Bethke

Potato storage: Life in the slow lane

473

October 12

Vanessa Gordon

Plants and stress environments CANCELLED

473

October 19

Halterman Lab
(Zhenyu Liu)

Potato disease resistance

473

October 26

Hugo E. Cuevas

Carotenoids in melon Unannounced schedule change: Lara Colton presented

473

November 2

Shelley Jansky

Potato flavor

473

November 9

Jiming Jiang
Sergio Melgar

Potato late blight
PPRs in onion

473

November 16

Sergio Melgar
Hugo E. Cuevas

PPRs in onion
Carotenoids in melon

473

November 24

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30

Diego Fajardo &
Flor Rodriguez &
David Spooner

Potato and tomato phylogeny

473

December 7

Karsten Holmquist

Pollen-mediated gene dispersal

473


ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 2006
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

February 16

Shanna Mason

Genetics of fruit quality in cucumber

473

February 23

Isabelle Delannay

Broadening genetic diversity in cucumber

473

March 2

Vanessa Gordon

The chloroplast genome of cucumber CANCELLED

473

March 9

Mike Havey

Asparagales genomes

473

March 16

Spring Break

March 23

Jenelle Meyer

Genetic basis of recurrent selection for maysin

473

March 30

Leah McCann

Wild potato chipping ability

473462

April 6

Phil Simon +
Soledad Alessandro

Genetic variation in wild garlic +
Genetic and molecular study of vernalization response in carrot (Daucus carotaL.)

473462

April 14

Rob Kane

Factors contributing to carrot seed production

473462

April 20

Sara Arscott

Selenium enriched vegetables

473462


ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2005
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

October 20

Sulieman Al-Faifi

The Psmlocus of cucumber

247

October 27

Irwin Goldman

Selenium enrichment of vegetables

247

November 3

Steve Raines

Onion carbohydrates

247

November 10

Hugo Cuevas

Carotenes in Cucumis

247

November 17

Mark Ansay

Markers for CMS restoration and other genes in carrot

247

November 24

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1

Matt Robbins

Marker-assisted selection in cucumber

247

December 8

Shanna Mason

Fruit quality in cucumber CANCELLED

247


ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 2005
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

February 17

Brian Dunphy

Patterns of gene flow in three tropical tree species in a highly fragmented landscape

473

February 24

Mike Havey

To be announced

473

March 3

Phil Simon

Carrot anthocyanins

473

March 10

Sara Arscott
Jack Staub

An interspecific hybrid in Cucumis

473

March 17

Pablo Cavagnaro

Variation in flavor and health compounds in garlic

473

March 24

Spring Break

March 31

Tom Koch
Sara Arscott

To be announced

247

April 7

Jack Staub
Sara Arscott
Tom Koch

Cancelled

247

April 14

Leah McCann
Tom Koch

Selection for increased vitamin E in carrots

473

April 21

Monica Norby
Leah McCann

Sugar variation for cold chipping in wild Solanumspecies

473

April 28

Marina Iovene

Cytological localization of rRNA genes in several Apiaceae

473

May 5

Shanna Mason

Genetics of fruit quality in cucumber

247


ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2004
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

October 21

Irwin Goldman

Severe population bottlenecks and the response to divergent selection

473

October 28

Mike Havey

Comparative mapping of onion and rice

473

November 4

Crystal Stewart

Horticulture therapy applications

473

November 11

Jernej Jakse

Sequencing of onion and asparagus

473

November 18

Dariusz Grzebelus

Transposon display-based DNA for carrot

473

November 25

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2

Vanessa Gordon

The chloroplast genome of cucumber

247

December 9

Miriam Paris

Fruit quality analysis in melon

473


ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 2004
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

February 12

Irwin Goldman

Nutritional anthropocentrism and breeding for health-related traits

247

February 19

Group Discussion
Kyle Willis

Plant Genome 2003
VIGS Based Silencing of Tomato

247

February 26

Brian Just

Profiling carotenoid biosynthesis in carrot roots

247

March 4

Jack Staub

Genetic diversity in melon

247

March 11

Mike Havey

Molecular facilitated selection in onion
Marker selection for virus resistance in tomato

247

March 18

Spring Break

247

March 25

Phil Simon

Pursuing major genes in carrot

247

April 8
April 1

Juan Zalapa

Mapping yield components in melon

247

April 1
April 8

Monica Norby

Potato late blight resistance

247

April 15

Jewej Jakse

Microsatellites in hops CANCELLED

247

April 22

Maggie Schaber

Visual versus marker-based identification/selection of F 1hybrid progeny in table beet

247

April 29

Sang-Min Chung

Sequencing of the cucumber chloroplast genome

247

May 6

Zhanyong Sun

Mapping parthenocarpy in cucumber

247


ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2003
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

September 25

Erin Silva

Quantification of anthocyanins in purple carrot

473

October 2

Bill Briggs

Recurrent selection in model fast plant populationsRescheduled to Oct 30

473

October 9

Bill Martin

Comparative genomics of the Asparagales

247

October 16

Daniel De Joode
Mike Havey

Effects of logging on understory plant diversity
Genetics of fructan accumulation in onion

473

October 23

Mike Havey
Daniel De Joode

Genetics of fructan accumulation in onion
Effects of logging on understory plant diversity

473

October 30

Jack Staub
Bill Briggs

Genetic diversity in melon
Recurrent selection in model fast plant populations

473

November 6

John Prichard

Phylogenetic analysis of Solanum
Rescheduled to Nov 13

473

November 13

Maggie Schaber

Visual versus marker-based identification/selection of F1 hybrid progeny in table beet
Rescheduled to next semester

247

John Prichard Phylogenetic analysis of Solanum

November 20

Irwin Goldman

Nutritional anthropocentrism and breeding for health-related traits
Rescheduled to next semester

473

November 27

Thanksgiving

December 4

Johanne Brunet

Plant size, pollinators and selfing rate In Aquilegia coerulea

473

December 11

Josh Hyman

Comparison of AFLPs across related carrot populations

247


ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 2003
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room
February 20 Phil Simon Application of biological knowledge in feeding 11 billion people 247
February 27 Mike Havey What to do with 11,008 onion ESTs 247
March 6 Veronica Gaertner Pigment distribution in high pigment table beet populations 473
March 13 Jack Staub Sex expression in cucumber 247
March 20 Spring Break
March 27 Tom Koch at 3:00Tocopherols in carrots 473
April 3 Bill Martin Postharvest physiology and genetics of snapdragon 473
April 10 Meryem Ipek Garlic variation Moved to April 17 247
April 17 Meryem Ipek Garlic variation 247
April 24 SangMin Chung Phylogenetic relationships in the Cucurbitaceae 473
May 1 Juan Zalapa The inheritance of yield components in melon: Progress report 473
May 8 Bill Briggs Genetic variation and response to Selection in model ‘Fast Plant’ populations 247

ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2002
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room

September 26

Darzic Grzebelus

Update on the transposable element in Dacus

473

October 3

Irwin Goldman

Why medicine needs agriculture

473

October 10

Josh Hyman

Caroenoids in Lycopersiconspecies

247

October 17

Erin Silva

Carbohydrate partitioning and nectar production in onion

473

October 24

Matthew Robbins

Deployment of molecular markers for multiple-trait selection in cucumber

473

October 31

Anabel López-Sesé

A framework for the evaluation of germplasm

473

November 7

Mike Havey

A new paradigm for breeding long - generation crops

473

November 14

Jack Staub

Methodologies to improve genetic diversity analysis -  Cancelled

247

November 21

Grzegorz Bartoszewski

Genetic analysis of MSC the mutation of cucumber

473

November 28

Thanksgiving Recess

December 5

Phil Simon

Application of biological knowledge in feeding 11 billion people Cancelled

247


ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 2002
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room
February 28   Round table discussion:
Plant Genome Meeting 2002
473
March 7 John Pritchard Putative gene transfer from cultivated to wild Solanumspecies 473
March 14 Juan Zalapa Progress towards understanding the inheritance and mapping of multiple lateral branching in melon 247
473
March 21 Sang Min Chung Development of concensus chloroplast markers for genetic analysis 247
March 28   Spring Break  
April 4 Pablo Cavagnaro Alliinase gene family in garlic 473
April 11 Dariusz Grzebelus Insertion sequence disrupting carrot invertase gene—is it a novel transposable element? 247
April 18 Crow Lecture Series   Genetics Auditorium  
April 25 Ahmet Ipek Transposon tagging in carrot 473
May 2 Brian Just Genetic mapping of carrot pigment mutations 473
May 9 Zhanyong Sun Genetics of parthenocarpy in cucumber 247

ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2001
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room
October 18 Brian Just Genetic mapping in Malus 473
October 25 Beda N. Dahal Vitamin A rich product preparation
by local agricultural cooperatives using
local crops in Nepal
473
November 1 Grzegorz Bartoszewski Genetic basis of MSC phenotype of
cucumber
473
November 8 Phil Simon The nature of resistance to southern
nematode in carrot
473
November 15 Matt Robbins Progress towards combining complex
yield traits in cucumber
473
November 22   Thanksgiving Break 473
November 29 Anabel López-Sesé Phenotypic selection for multiple lateral
branching in cucumber
473
December 6 Tom Koch Progress of studies relating to
carotenoids and tocopherols in carrots
473

ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 2001
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Room
Feb. 15 Mark Ansay CMS restorers in carrot 473
Feb. 22 Pablo Cavagnaro Penicilliumresistance in Argentinian garlic 473
March 1 Irwin Goldman How the orange carrot got its color 473
March 8 Bill Briggs Either onions or fast plants 247
March 22 Mike Havey Recent advances on CMS studies in onion 473
March 29 Dick Lower Plant types in cucumber 473
April 6 Phil Simon Breeding for carrot quality 473
April 12 Ali Gokce Changes in allelic frequencies in CMS populations 247
April 19 Grzegorz Bartoszewski Tomato breeding and transformation in Poland Cancelled 473
April 26 Sun Zhanyong Parthenocarpy in cucumber 473
May 3 Gennaro Fazio QTL mapping and marker-assisted selection in cucumber 473

ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 2000
Thursday, 3:30

Date Speaker Topic Place
Sept. 28 Marek Szlarczyk Genes showing association with CMS in carrots 473
Oct. 5 Jack Staub Genetic diversity assessment in melon 473
Oct. 12 Young Hong Park Molecular tagging of virus resistance in cucumber 247
Oct. 19 Matt Robbins Fine mapping of the Tomato Frllocus which confers resistance to fusarium crown rot 473
Oct. 26 Phil Simon Carrot breeding and quality improvement -  Cancelled 473
Nov. 2 Anabel Lopez Sese' Estimation of genetic variation in melon for germplasm management 247
Nov. 9 Sang-Min Chung Inheritance of chilling injury in cucumber 247
Nov. 16 Beda Nidhi Dahal A glance of Nepal and research in BIOINT 247
Nov. 30 Mark Ansay CMS restores in carrot Cancelled 473
Dec. 7 Bill Briggs Either onions or fast plants Cancelled 247
Dec. 14 Ahmet Ipek Transposon tagging in carrot 247

ABCD Schedule
3:30 PM Thursdays
Spring 2000

Date Speaker Topic Place
Feb.24 Phil Simon A collection of Mediterranean Daucus 473
Mar.2 Jack Staub Map merging studies in cucumber 473
Mar.9 Dr. Shivaji Pandey   247
Mar.16

SPRING BREAK

Mar.23 Jason Lilly Organellar genetics 473
Mar.30 Leonardo  Boiteux A construction of a RAPD-based map of carrot 473
Apr. 6 Gennaro Fazio SSR development and its application to breeding
for multiple lateral branching cucumber phenotypes
473
Apr. 13 Dr. Mary Ruth
McDonald
Challenges in managing onion smut (Orocystis
cepulae)
247
Apr. 20 Inga Bach Male sterility in carrot 473
Apr. 27 Marilyn Horius Screening yellow cooking onions for resistance to
white rot.
473
May 4 Kathryn Orvis Onion health studies Rescheduled to May 11  
May 11 Kathryn Orvis Onion health studies 247

Note Room Changes on Two Dates!!


ABCD Schedule
3:30 PM Thursdays
Fall 1999

Date
Speaker
Topic
Place
Sept. 23 Bill Briggs Differential in vitro antiplatelet activity of Alliumthiosulfinates and assessment of an in vivo coronary thrombosis model 473
Sept. 30 Herbert Peterka Allium species hybridization 473
Oct. 07 Mike Havey Cucumber as a model system for mitochondrial transformation 473
Oct. 14 Ana I. Lopez Sese Virus resistance in melon 247
Oct. 21 Dr. Sidhu Vegetable breeding program at Punjab Agriculture University 473
Oct. 28 PCIC No meeting
Nov. 04 Young Hoon Park Mapping of virus resistance loci in cucumber 473
Nov. 11 Carlos Santos Genetic Control and Mapping of Carotene Genes in Carrot 247
Nov. 18 Joe Kuhl Late blight resistance in 2x 1 EBN Mexican Solanumspecies 473
Nov. 25 Thanksgiving No Meeting
Note Room Changes on Two Dates!!

ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 1999
Thursday, 3:30

Date
Speaker
Topic
Room
Feb. 18 Jack Staub Genetic diversity in cucumber: An approach to a core collection 473
Feb. 25 Daniela Liete Cytoplasmic molecular diversity in leek 473
March 4 Gennaro Fazio Breeding for multiple lateral branching in cucumber 247
March 18 Irwin Goldman Immigration of Puritans, Pilgrims, and onions to the New World - Rescheduled to Mar. 25 473
March 25 Jason Lilly Cytogenetics of organelles and other stuff - Rescheduled to Apr. 22
March 25 Irwin Goldman Immigration of Puritans, Pilgrims, and onions to the New World 473
April 8 Azumi Tozuka Genetic study of carrot color 247
April 15 Zhangyong Sun Inheritance and mapping of parthenocarpy genes in cucumber 473
April 22 Joe Kuhl Late blight resistance in 2x(IFBW) Solanaceae - Cancelled
April 22 Jason Lilly Cytogenetics of organelles and other stuff 473
April 29 Bill Briggs Differential antiplatelet activity of Allium thiosulfinates - Cancelled 473
May 6 Carlos Santos Genetics and mapping of carotenoids in carrot - Cancelled 473

ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 1998
Thursday, 2:30

Date
Speaker
Topic
Room
Oct. 8 Sang-Min Chung Chilling tolerance studies in cucumber - Rescheduled to Oct. 15
Oct. 15 Sang-Min Chung Chilling tolerance studies in cucumber 473
Oct. 22 Mike Havey Cytoplasm used commercially to produce hybrid onion 473
Oct. 29 Jack Staub Genetic diversity in African melon PI's 473
Nov. 5 Ali Fuat Gokce Molecular facilitated maintainer line selection in onion 473
Nov. 12 Jim Bradeen Molecular diversity assessment in carrot - Postponed
Dec. 3 Gennaro Fazio Incorporation of multiple lateral branching in a unilateral branching elite cucumber genotype - Postponed
Dec. 10 Frank Yau Characterization of the carrot (Daucus carota) Rsmutant in the line B4367rs - Postponed

ABCD Group Meetings
Spring Semester 1998
Thursday, 3:30

Date
Speaker
Topic
Room
Feb. 26 Mike Havey Orgin of onion 473
Mar. 5 Tom Horejsi Diversity analysis in melon 473
Mar. 12 Phil Simon Origin of carrot 247
Mar. 19 Barbara Michalik Gynogenesis in Allium 473
Mar. 26 Irwin Goldman The beginnings of beets 473
Apr. 2 Claudio Galmarini Onion situation in the MERCOSUR 473
Apr. 9 Leonardo Boiteux at 2:30Identification of disease resistance analogous gene
sequences in the carrot genome
247
Apr. 16 Ahmet Ipek at 2:30Transformation of maize transposable elements, Ac
and Ds into carrot
473
Apr. 23 Inga Bach at 2:30CMS in carrot 473
Apr. 30 Karen S. Osmont at 2:30Fibronectin-like binding protein from onion 473
May 7 Ali Fuat Gokce Mapping in onion - Rescheduled to May 21
May 14 Ahmed Mliki at 2:30In vitro regeneration and transgenesis in globe artichoke (Cynara scolymusL.) 473
May 21 Ali Fuat Gokce at 2:30Mapping in onion - Cancelled

ABCD Group Meetings
Fall Semester 1997
Thursday, 3:30

Date
Speaker
Topic
Room
Oct. 9 Gennaro Fazio Mapping of markers linked to crown rot resistance in tomato 247
Oct. 16 Mike Havey Evolution of large nuclear genomes 473
Oct. 23 Azumi Tozuka Evolution & genetics of Glycine soja 473
Nov. 6 Jim Bradeen Breeder friendly markers from AFLP's 473
Nov. 13 Meryem Ipek Determination of diversity in garlic by molecular markers 247
Dec. 4 Jason Lilly Cucurbit mitochondrial genome evolution 473
Dec. 11 Eduardo Villanueva FISH & RFLP analyses of Alliuminterspecific hybrids 247


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