Stress tolerance - Breeding climate-smart crops to cope with a scarcity of resources and versatile pathogens

Plant breeding is a powerful means of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change on crop production. Both abiotic (Session 2a) and biotic (Session 2b) stresses must be addressed if plant breeding wants to assume the role of a key element in solving one of the great imminent problems of mankind. The abiotic stress session will have a focus on drought resistance. The objective of the biotic stress session is to increase awareness of pathogen effector-driven resistance breeding strategies. Session 2b is supported by the COST SUSTAIN Action.

2a. Abiotic stress resistance - Chair Michele Stanca - Monday 29.08.2016, 16.00 - 17.45

Delphine Fleury, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, Adelaide, Australia

Making genotype x environment interaction accessible to breeding for drought resistance


Submitted oral presentations:

Edith Lammerts van Bueren, Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands

Obstacles and challenges when breeding for nitrogen use efficiency in vegetable crops

Ulrike Lohwasser, IPK Gatersleben, Germany

Genome wide association mapping approach searching for frost tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Ivo Rieu, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Tomato likes it hot, but pollen not - understanding heat-tolerance of male fertility in tomato

Matthias Wissuwa, JIRCAS, Japan

Pup1 and beyond: Developing rice adapted to infertile soils in Africa


2b. Biotic stress resistance - Chair Richard Visser - Tuesday 30.08.2016, 8.30 - 10.15 - COST session

Richard Oliver, Curtin University, Australia

The use of necrotrophic effectors and markers for NE sensitivity genes to breed resistant crop varieties


Submitted oral presentations:

Bulent Uzun, Akdeniz University, Turkey

Breeding pipeline for resistance to phyllody phytoplasmas in sesame

Claude Emmanuel Koutouan, University of Angers, France

Can the variation of secondary metabolite contents be part of carrot resistance to Alternaria dauci?

Javier Sanchez, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Association mapping of durable resistance to wheat powdery mildew

Kaile Sun, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Down-regulation of Arabidopsis DND1 orthologs in potato and tomato leads to broad-spectrum resistance to late blight and powdery mildew