USDA-ARS Collections to Genomics: Entoversity with Impact

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: 8:15 AM-11:25 AM
California (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Kevin Hackett
Daniel A. Strickman
8:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:20 AM
The Tribolium genome sequence:  Offshoots and enhancements
Richard Beeman, USDA-ARS, GMPRC; Marcé Lorenzen, North Carolina State University; Susan Brown, Kansas State University
8:40 AM
9:00 AM
Conditional lethality strains for the biological control of tephritid pest species
Nirmala Xavier, USDA/ARS; Marc Schetelig, USDA/ARS; Alfred Handler, USDA - ARS
9:20 AM
Cot filtration approach for advancing genome sequencing of the cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
Felix Guerrero, USDA - ARS; Paula Moolhuijzen, Murdoch University; Daniel G. Peterson, Mississippi State University; Matthew I. Bellgard, Murdoch University; D. Schibeci, Murdoch University; A. Hunter, USDA-ARS-SPA; Manuel Rodriguez-Valle, Emerging Technologies, Agri-Science Queensland; Roberto Barrero, Murdoch University; Vishvanath M. Nene, Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa International Livestock Research Institute; Ala E. Lew-Tabor, Emerging Technologies, Agri-Science Queensland
9:40 AM
10:20 AM
USDA's Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL):  Global leadership and innovation in insect systematics
Alma Solis, USDA, ARS; John W. Brown, USDA - ARS; Matthew L. Buffington, USDA - ARS; Gary L. Miller, USDA - ARS; Sonja J. Scheffer, USDA - APHIS; Natalia J. Vandenberg, ARS, USDA
10:40 AM
Lacewing as a genetic model organism
Margaret L. Allen, USDA - ARS
11:00 AM
Entomology faces paradigm shift—Genomics
Wayne B. Hunter, USDA - ARS; Robert G. Shatters, Jr., USDA - ARS
11:20 AM
Concluding Remarks
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