Bridging the World through Horticulture

S2- Micropropagation and In Vitro Techniques (2nd International Symposium)

Hallname: 3B-42

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Invited Speakers:

Symposium Secretary:

Tolga Izgu MSc.
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

In vitro technologies are actually valuable tools to support plant breeding, propagation and germplasm conservation, with relevant implications to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and preservation of plant genetic resources. Among them, micropropagation of horticultural crops, including ornamentals, is a reliable technique applied commercially worldwide, which allows large-scale plant multiplication, production, and supply of selected plants. Moreover, increasingly sophisticated methods of tissue culture (such as in vitro embryogenesis, meristem culture, synthetic seed production, liquid culture in bioreactors and in temporary immersion system) have paved the way to the development of useful additional approaches to the production of high-quality pathogen-free plants, as well as of innovative ex situ strategies of medium- and long-term conservation of plant germplasm by slow growth storage and cryopreservation. Notwithstanding, many unsolved issues are still relevant, such as the "recalcitrancy” of many species to be in vitro reproduced. The Symposium, the second of the series, aims to bring together scientists and students, as well as managers and technicians from commercial nurseries and micropropagation laboratories, around the problematics and recent acquisitions in the field of micropropagation and in vitro culture of horticultural plants.

Main themes:

  • Micropropagation of fruit plants
  • Micropropagation of ornamentals, vegetables and medicinal plants
  • In vitro embryogenesis, synthetic seeds and secondary metabolite production
  • Micropropagation in liquid culture and bioreactors
  • In vitro conservation and cryopreservation of plant germplasm

Scientific Committee:

  • Nebahat Sari - Cukurova University, Agriculture Faculty, Department of Horticulture, Adana, Turkey
  • Yildiz Aka-Kaçar - Cukurova University, Agriculture Faculty, Department of Horticulture,Adana, Turkey
  • Ali Ramazan Alan - Pamukkale University, Department of Biology, Denizli, Turkey
  • Sebahattin Curuk - Mustafa Kemal University, Department of Horticulture, Iskenderun, Hatay, Turkey
  • Sebnem Ellialtioglu - Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara, Turkey
  • Maurizio Capuana - National Research Center of Italy, Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy
  • Maria Antonietta Germanà - University of Palermo, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Palermo, Italy
  • Claudia Ruta - University of Bari Aldo Moro, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Bari, Italy
  • Mohan Jain - University of Helsinki. Department of Agricultural Science, Helsinki, Finland
  • Jorge Canhoto - University of Coimbra, Department of Life Science, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Anabela Romano - University of Algarve, Faro, Faro, Portugal
  • Paul E. Read - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Nebraska, USA
  • Renato Paiva - Federal University of Lavras, Biology Department, Lavras, Brasil
  • Ranjith Pathirana - Plant and Food Research, Department of Breeding and Genetics, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Pablo Marinangeli - National University of South, Center of Renewable Resources of Semiarid Regions, Bahia Blanca, Argentina