*** FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***
1416 June 2000
Newark, Delaware USA
International Triticeae Mapping Initiative
The International Triticeae Mapping Initiative, formed in 1989,
is an informal consortium of geneticists dedicated to developing
recombination maps of the genomes of the species in the Triticeae
tribe of the Poaceae family. The informal nature of ITMI was
meant to encourage independent research among the primary participating
laboratories and at the same time encourage collaboration so
that good maps would be obtained rapidly and materials and resources
could be shared. The progress in building such recombination
maps has been steady and the objectives of ITMI have been achieved
for the major crop species in Triticeae. The momentum and data
from these maps have been a major impetus for the increasing
interest in genomics and comparative mapping both within Triticeae
and between species of Triticeae and those of other grass tribes.
The workshop was open to anyone interested in the use and
development of molecular markers for genetics and breeding of
cereal crops and other grasses. Approximately 70 persons attended.
This 10th public ITMI workshop provided up-to-date reports on
progress in molecular genetic mapping, map utilization, marker
development, and genomics initiatives for cereal crops.
As a result of a meeting of ITMI coordinators and the general
ITMI business meeting at the workshop, a plan for reorganization of ITMI is underway
with a new organization and mananagement structure to be announced
in January 2001.
The local organizing committee arranged an excellent venue
and social program for the 10th International Triticeae Mapping
Initiative Public Workshop.
Wayne Powell, Linda Lyons, Petra Wolters,
Scott Tingey, and
Barbara MazurDuPont Corporation, Local Organizers
The Workshop program was developed by an international committee
(Catherine FeuilletU of Zurich, SWITERLAND; John
FellersUSDA, ARS, Kansas State U, USA; Mike GaleJohn
Innes Centre, UK; Peter LangridgeU of Adelaide,
AUSTRALIA, Patrick McGuireU of California, USA;
Wayne PowellDuPont Company, USA; Marion RöderIPKGatersleben,
GERMANY; Scott TingeyDuPont Company, USA; Petra
WoltersDuPont Company, USA; Hong-Bin ZhangTexas
A&M U, USA) and will focus on structural and functional genomics
of the Triticeae.
A registration fee of $200US for the 10th ITMI Workshop provided
the conference facility expenses, an evening reception (14th),
an abstract booklet, proceedings, three lunches and morning and
evening coffee breaks (14th-16th), a visit to the genomics labs
of DuPont and to Longwood
Gardens followed by a catered dinner (15th).
Posters. A total of 22 posters were presented.
Oral presentations. Twenty-five invited and volunteered
presentations were made over the three days.
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