Genetics and Germplasm Working Group (GG)
GG is part of the American Society for Horticultural
Minutes (2001 meeting)
- Genetics and Germplasm Working Group Business Meeting
- American Society for Horticultural Science 2001 Annual Conference
- Sacramento, California
- July 22, 2001
Meeting called to order at 11:05 am by Jim Nienhuis.
First order of business: J. Nienhuis extends thanks to Linda
Wessel-Beaver for the successful workshop and the genomics colloquium
that was approved for this year. The genomics colloquium is coming up
tomorrow and is cosponsored with the Vegetable Breeding Working Group
and the Intellectual Property Rights Working Group.
Second order of business: The meeting next year in Toronto:
how do we fit in? It is a joint meeting with ISHS - the colloquia are
already established. We can apply for a workshop from 6-8 pm that may
be a less than desirable time slot. Do we want a workshop? We will have
a business meeting. Phil Forsline is the organizer of ISHS Symposium
21, Plant Genetic Resources: The Fabric of Horticultures Future.
John Stommel is organizing a workshop relevant to public/private coordination
in germplasm preservation and characterization.
Discussion of participation in 2003 meeting in Providence. Possible
workshop or colloquium topics:
- Historical perspectives of plant breeding, collection, germplasm
- Nutritional Genomics/Proteomics and Human Nutrition
- Use of molecular markers in germplasm improvement (possible contact:
- Evaluation of burgeoning germplasm collections
- Use of molecular markers in breeding, especially with regard to
selection efficiency (is this topic too narrow?)
- Proteomics of Germplasm Collection
- Nutrition and Proteomics
How can we use the genome information that is coming out? Need
to identify the working groups that would be interested in co-sponsoring
Proposed, for 2003, a colloquium entitled "Genetics, Genomics,
and Human Nutrition: The Paradox". Possible cooperating working
groups: Vegetable Breeding, Fruit Breeding, Intellectual Property Rights,
Post Harvest. Janice Strachan, organizer.
Moved and seconded to pursue a possible joint workshop with
the History of Horticultural Sciences WG on historical perspectives
in plant germplasm collection.
Election of new secretary. Janice Strachan nominated and accepted
as secretary for 2002, chair-elect 2003, and chair 2004.