Sunday, May 17, 2015

Setaria viridis- other way of crossing

Last week,  I had an opportunity to meet with a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and discuss on the crossing of Setaria. The head of the delegation Dr. Tiegang Lu , the deputy director-general of the Biotechnology Research Institute of CAAS suggested a new and a simpler method of crossing this model grass. I am working on it. 

The members of the delegation included: 
Dr. Tiegang Lu, Deputy Director-General, Biotechnology Research Institute; Dr. Diao Xianmin, Professor, Institute of Crop Science; Dr. Gu Xiaofeng, Professor, Biotechnology Research Institute; Dr. Han Xiao, Professor, Biotechnology Research Institute; Dr. Zhang Zhiguo, Associate Professor, Biotechnology Research Institute.

Some reflections of the moment.

 The delegates from CAAS

CAAS delegates

Dr Tiegang Lu proposes a new (simpler) method of crossing setaria