Gene Flow Conference
The Science of Gene Flow in Agriculture and its Role in Co-existence
Participants from the seed and plant production industries, the plant sciences community, and the government recently attended the The Science of Gene Flow in Agriculture and its Role in Co-existence in Washington DC, September 7-8, 2011. Experts from academia and industry discussed biology related to gene flow and persistence, as well as current and upcoming technologies to control gene flow. Given the introduction of new crops for biofuels, diverse traits, and production systems aimed to capture markets with high purity standards, a comprehensive understanding of gene flow biology and control is crucial for co-existence. There was a focus on current and future strategies, both transgenic and non-transgenic, to minimize gene flow and maintain seed purity in all sectors of the agricultural community.
For questions contact Jeannette Martins, UC Daivs program coordinator.
This workshop is sponsored by the USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Kari Perez USDA-NIFA