Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/21/2011
Publication Date: 6/21/2011
Citation: Dang, P.M. 2011. Advances in Arachis through genomics and biotechnology. The 5th International Conference of the peanut research community, Brasilia, Brazil, June 13 through 16, 2011.
Interpretive Summary: none required.
Technical Abstract: The 5th International Conference of the peanut research community met in Brasilia, Brazil from June 13 through 16, 2011 to discuss “Advances in Arachis through genomics and biotechnology”. Over 100 participated from many countries such as United States, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Argentina, with interests spanning across different sectors of the peanut industry. The goal was to access the status of peanut research and to develop a genomics strategic plan that will leverage progress and resources from the international genomics community to produce a genome sequence that will accelerate peanut variety development for complex traits. Intense discussion took place and a document will be produced to provide the direction of peanut genomics research for the next 5 years. The excitement about peanut research seems to enhance the spirit of collaboration between international peanut researchers and a “voice” from different segments of the peanut industry will direct future genomics research in peanut.