Workshop: The Role and Importance of Polyploidy in Ornamental Plant Breeding

This workshop will provide attendees with the current research on applications of polyploidy in ornamental plant breeding, particularly, in the areas of identification and induction of polyploids and utilization of polyploidy to breed new ornamental plant materials.
Polyploidy plays an important role in ornamental plant breeding. In the past 30 years, polyploids have been successfully identified and induced in many ornamental species. Polyploidization can not only alter plant morphology, but also change physiological and biochemical metabolisms in plants, generating new cultivars and breeding materials. The speakers will present their research findings in induction and utilization of polyploidy and discuss the role and importance of polyploidy in ornamental plant breeding.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013: 4:00 PM
Desert Salon 4-6 (Desert Springs J.W Marriott Resort )