In 2018, we conducted a survey intended to obtain the statistics of the participants' age range, geographic distribution, expertise, and crop types. It also addressed the crop types' characteristics, most important traits, population structures, current and future uses, impediments, confidence involving the effect of the program in 5 to 10 years, available genetic and genomic tools, and educational preferences. Below are the links to the discussion of the results.
Ploidy Challenges in Ornamental Breeding
This presentation discusses ornamental breeders as well as the ins-and-outs of chrysanthemums, roses, and lilies. Each ornamental crop is then broken down by cultivars, sales in the United States, and their classic and molecular genetics.
Polyploidy in Small Fruit Crops
This presentation details small fruit genus such as strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. It notes each fruit's ploidy, their traits of interest, market services for each, and their breeding opportunities.
Polyploidy in Turfgrass
This presentation examines the way that polyploids are used in turfgrass production. It also touches on the interspecific triploid hybrids, gene pools before going into specifics on annual bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass. Finally, it looks at fungal endophytes within plants and the genome designation of plants.
Ploidy Challenges of Breeding Triploid Bananas
This presentation discusses the classification of bananas, triploid bananas, production constraints, diploid landraces, and banana karyotype and genome sizes. It then continues by addressing improvement strategies, improvement limitations, and their predictions for future advances.
CGIAR Roots, Tubers, Bananas Breeding Programs
This presentation discusses the RTB program overview, discusses breeding targets in RTBs, and looks at genomic structure and tools. It finishes by looking at the bioinformatic analysis wish-list from breeders to look at future goals.