Botany without Borders - July 26 – 30, 2008 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

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"At the workshop, we aim to discuss how best to make use of these emerging possibilities and how to actively influence the development of accompanying bioinformatics methods as to adapt them to suit the plant genetic resource community’s needs. The debate about the usefulness of many of these methods needs to be moved from the informal setting of ‘institutional hallways’ to an inter-institutional level in order to work on a common strategy to capitalize on these rapidly emerging opportunities for the management of plant genetic resources.

The workshop will consist of a series of lectures, ranging from technical and theoretical viewpoints to more applied aspects. We are also planning several ‘breakout sessions’, in which the participants will be able to get first-hand experience with some of the new methods and analysis techniques under the guidance of experts in the field. Furthermore a mediated discussion forum is envisioned, where scientists can freely exchange their ideas on this topic and debate controversial issues."

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Underutilized species mentioned
Chenopodium quinoa, Guizotia abyssinica

agrobiodiversity, conservation (storage), conservation-ex situ/ off farm, conservation-in situ/ on, crop diversification, genetic diversity as resource, genetic diversity within species, genetic improvement, genetic resources, underutilized species

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