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Since 2006, the international peanut genomics research community has worked through the Peanut Genome Initiative (PGI) to integrate genomic and biotechnological approaches into the process for developing effective environmentally benign solutions that help reduce economic risks of peanut production.
The PGI has facilitated improved collaboration between international scientists and stakeholders through a series of international conferences on Advances in Arachis through Genomics and Biotechnology (AAGB). AAGB meetings provide a forum to develop, implement and account results of work toward strategic plans that ultimately lead to more productive varieties and enhanced quality products.
AAGB-2014 will feature presentation of the first chromosomal-scale draft of progenitor specie genomes that gave rise to cultivated peanut, Arachis hypogaea; an atlas of genes that mediate resistance to diseases, oil quality and tolerance to environmental stress; a hands-on tutorial with interactive web-based software that make genomic information useful to breeders; and much more.
Come join us in historic Savannah, Georgia, USA and help us move peanuts forward in the 21st century.
The meeting will be held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401. Don’t miss out on the “early-bird” reduced registration rate, the deadline for which ends on September 1st, 2014.