Oral: Shovel-Ready Trees: Novel Strategies for Development of Disease Resistant Woody Plants
Shovel-Ready Trees: Novel Strategies for Development of Disease Resistant Woody Plants
J. LEBOLDUS (1) (1) Oregon State University, U.S.A.
A combination of increasing threats from emerging diseases and long breeding cycles complicate selection of disease tolerant germplasm. Future woody plant crops will require novel approaches to develop host resistance. Recent advances in several key areas (clonal selection, marker assisted modeling, RNA silencing etc.) can facilitate the process and significantly reduce the cost and time needed for development of woody plant host resistance. This session aims to highlight the latest developments and demonstrate the power of these new tools for those working with woody plants.