Plant Genetic Resources
In the face of global climate change, the world needs crops that are able to withstand pests and diseases while maintaining steady yields, even when challenged with environmental stresses like extreme temperature and drought. The SBC organizes teams of scientists to apply modern breeding, genomics, phenomics (plant phenotyping) and informatics approaches to create crops that will thrive under variable conditions.
Uniting scientists to develop and employ tools and approaches to mine plant genetic resources for genes useful in crop improvement and to train the next generation of plant scientists. Plant Genetic Resources Working Group >>
Developing innovative informatic approaches to visualize and interpret patterns of disease resistance gene evolution in the Solanaceae (potato, tomato apple, eggplant) and the Rosaceae (apple, peach, strawberry, rose) and using this knowledge to identify new genes for improved crop resistance. RosaR80 and SolaR80 Data Analysis Frameworks >>