This symposium will bring together scientists working on heterosis via several approaches â€”genetics, epigenetics, breeding, development, physiology, proteomics, metabolomics, organelles, apomixis and systems biology. The organisms represented will include Arabidopsis, maize, rice, tomato, wheat, sorghum, cowpea, cassava/sweet potato, and yeast. This unique convergence of heterosis investigators will hopefully inspire new lines of investigation and collaboration among the participants to understand and therefore harness heterosis in a predictable manner for crop production.
- Jim Birchler, Ph.D., Commitee Chair
- Sherry Flint-Garcia, Ph.D., USDA/ARS and University of Missouri
- Elizabeth Kellogg, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
- Paula McSteen, Ph.D., University of Missouri
- Kathleen Newton, Ph.D., University of Missouri
- Gary Stacey. Ph.D., University of Missouri
- Jacob Washburn, University of Missouri (Graduate Student Representative)