Tucked quietly away in the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center is a treasure trove of genetics from around the globe. The Wheat Genetics Resource Center (WGRC) is an internationally-recognized gene bank that curates and houses more than 247,500 seeds from 2,500 wheat and wild wheat species accessions.
FIELD PHENOMICS IN BREEDING
Friday March 24, 4031 Throckmorton Hall
Presented by Scott Chapman, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Agriculture, The University of Queensland Australia
ABSTRACT: Despite justified skepticism of statements in the modeling literature, some breeders have the expectation that the quantitative application of gene to phenotype understanding within crop models will contribute substantially to the future of plant breeding....read more.
MANHATTAN — The National Science Foundation has given a big thumbs up to Kansas State University research on determining the most promising plant traits to help increase food production.
The NSF is awarding a creativity supplement for "A Field-Based High-Throughput Phenotyping Platform for Plant Genetics," a project led by Jesse Poland, assistant professor of plant pathology and assistant director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center at Kansas State University. Read full article.
Scott Chapman is a Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO in Australia and is visiting Kansas State University as a Visiting Fulbright Senior Scholar for six months.
Scott's research interests lie in the genetic and environment effects on the growth of field crops, particularly where drought dominates. He is looking at the application of quantitative approaches (crop simulation and statistical methods) and phenotyping (aerial imaging, canopy monitoring) to integrate the understanding of interactions of genetics, growth and development and the bio-physical environment on crop yield.
A high quality bread wheat reference sequence is on the horizon.
Manhattan, Kansas, USA – 6 January 2016
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center, Jesse Poland, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), has announced the production of an improved whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world. Read full article.