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19th International Botanical Congress (IBC2017)

When: July 23-29, 2017

Where: Shenzhen, China

Details: Among the symposia of particular interest to eXtremophiles are:

Session T5-07: Extremophyte genomics – Plants adapted to abiotic stresses are found in all major lineages and some exhibit extreme capacity to withstand multiple environmental stresses. Such plants called extremophytes, provide an excellent, but an underexplored resource to understand the genetic mechanisms underlying abiotic stress adaptations. [shc_shortcode class=”shc_mybox”]

Extremophyte genomes provide an untapped, yet a critical resource to identify genomic signals that link molecular systems to environmental stress adaptations at the phenotype level. These extremophytes represent emerging models for understanding molecular signatures governing plant survival under environmental stresses. Abiotic stress tolerance has been dominated by conventional studies done on stress sensitive model plants or crops in the absence of genomic resources or molecular tools for extremophytes. Changing this landscape of lack of appropriate resources, several extremophyte genomes have been recently sequenced and many more extremophyte transcriptomes have been published in the past 5 years. A critical mass exists now to form effective collaborative discussions on extremophyte genomics. This session will explore genomic advances in a range of extremophytes adapted to diverse habitats and additionally will consider presentations that use the insight from extremophytes to understand crop genomes that may be better adapted to future agriculture.

T5-13: Extremophyte: genomics and transcriptomes – no summary yet available.


13th International Conference on Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Plants: Emerging Roles in Plant Form and Function

When:  September 10-13, 2017

Where: Kusadası/TURKEY

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Ismail TURKAN

Details:  The venue, Kusadası is a fantastic resort near Izmır on the Aegean Sea in the western part of Turkey. Turkish Airlines is the official carrier and will provide discount tickets for the participants.  Detailed informations about registration and abstract submission can be found on the conference website.  Click here to view/download the conference flyer.