Month: December 2014

Journal Highlights

In This Issue – 48.4 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Call for Nominations Fellow Award Student Awards PBS Student Competition Winners PBS Post Doc Competition Winners Student Poster Winners Fund for the Future Membership Matters SIVB Member Profiles Member News New Members Bio-Trac Events Journal Highlights   Mineral Nutrition and In Vitro Growth of Gerbera hybrida (Asteraceae) The majority of studies on gerbera daisy in vitro growth have examined the effects of plant growth regulators on shoot culture initiation, proliferation, and rooting, with considerably less research on the effects of mineral nutrients. Mineral nutrient experiments, in general, typically compare the effects of various basal media formulations on in vitro growth rather than the effects of specific salts or ions. Testing “classic” formulations can be useful for identifying formulations that result in improved growth, but provides no information on the quantitative relationship between mineral nutrients and various in vitro responses. We examined the effects of groups of salts, individual salts, and individual ions on in vitro growth. The first experiment varied groups of salts and was designed to identify nutrient groups that had large effects. We viewed this type of an experiment as a crude screening to detect effects that could be explored in detail with follow-up experimentation. The results of this first experiment revealed that the responses were affected differently by the different nutrients. This was not surprising and...

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Fund for the Future

In This Issue – 48.4 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Call for Nominations Fellow Award Student Awards PBS Student Competition Winners PBS Post Doc Competition Winners Student Poster Winners Fund for the Future Membership Matters SIVB Member Profiles Member News New Members Bio-Trac Events Journal Highlights   The following members are acknowledged for their contributions for the future endeavors to the Society for In Vitro Biology Dr. Nelly Auersperg Dr. John L Griffis, Jr. Dr. Jerome P Ranch Dr. Raj P Bhatt Mr. Thomas Mitchell Gurganus Dr. Govind P. Rao Dr. Carl F. Blackman Dr. Raziel S Hakim Dr. Robert S. Redman Dr. John M. Bowen Dr. Indra S. Harry Dr. Nancy A. Reichert Dr. Gertrude C. Buehring Dr. Richard Heller Dr. Laura S. Rhoads Dr. Carlos Henrique S. Carvalho Dr. Rachel Huot Ms. Anna C. Ruckert Dr. Bruce C. Casto Dr. Linda B. Jacobsen Dr. Pon Samuel Dr. Yongjian Chang Dr. Gerhard W. Kalmus Dr. Edward Siegel Dr. Yurong Chen Dr. Mikio M. Kan Dr. William J. Smith Dr. Ming Cheng Dr. Saifullah Khan Mr. T. Michael Spencer Dr. T. E. Clemente Dr. Sherry L. Kitto  Mrs. Shubha B. Subbarao Dr. Bob V. Conger Dr. Hajime Kojima Dr. Michael J. Tanabe Dr. Lynn S. Dahleen Mr. Harold E. Lane Dr. William J Thomas Dr. Barbara B. Doonan Dr. Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Dr. Trevor A. Thorpe Dr. Thelma...

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SIVB Student Poster Competition Winners

In This Issue – 48.4 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Call for Nominations Fellow Award Student Awards PBS Student Competition Winners PBS Post Doc Competition Winners Student Poster Winners Fund for the Future Membership Matters SIVB Member Profiles Member News New Members Bio-Trac Events Journal Highlights   SIVB held a formal poster competition during the 2014 World Forum on Biology in Savannah, Georgia. Poster authors who were interested submitted their work at the start of the meeting and the judges reviewed their posters during the poster session to determine prize winners. Rinnie Rodenius, of University of Florida won for 1st prize, Sarah Poynter, Wilfrid Laurier University 2nd prize, and Steven Samuels, Tuskegee University 3rd prize. Awards were presented at the SIVB Business Meeting. Submitted by the Business Office First Place Effect of Pruning on Root Regrowth of In Vitro Cultured Dendrophylax Lindenii Seedlings Dendrophylax lindenii, the ghost orchid, is a leafless epiphytic orchid. The species ranges from southern Florida, Cuba and the Caribbean and is noted for its striking white flowers. Morphologically, plants consist of photosynthetic roots attached to a reduced stem having highly reduced scale-like leaves. Plantlets have been observed to regenerate from broken or damaged roots but this is not well documented. Likewise, little is known of the root regeneration from the reduced stem of the ghost orchid. An experiment was designed to: 1) examine the effects...

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Plant Biotechnology Post-Doctoral Scientist Oral Presentation Competition

In This Issue – 48.4 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Call for Nominations Fellow Award Student Awards PBS Student Competition Winners PBS Post Doc Competition Winners Student Poster Winners Fund for the Future Membership Matters SIVB Member Profiles Member News New Members Bio-Trac Events Journal Highlights   On Monday, June 2, SIVB held an oral presentation competition for post-doctoral scientists. The top six contestants had been chosen to deliver talks based on the quality of their abstracts. After their presentations, the contestants each fielded questions from the audience and our judges. The judges, Yinghui Dan, Sairam Rudrabhatla, and Jyoti Rout, ranked Hulya Akdemir, Gebze Institute of Technology for 3rd prize, Katsuri Dasgupta, University of California-Davis for 2nd prize, and Jingyu Lin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville for 1st prize. Plaques and cash awards were presented at the Plant Section Business Meeting. We encourage all qualified post-doctoral scientists to enter their research for the 2015 Plant Biotechnology oral presentation competition. Submitted by the Business Office   First Place Overexpression of a Soybean Salicylic Acid Methyltransferase Gene Confers Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode A salicylic acid methyl transferase gene (GmSAMT1) was identified from soybean as a candidate soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines Ichinohe, SCN) defense-related gene in our previous analysis using GeneChip microarray experiments. Using in vitro enzyme assay, the Escherichia coli expressed GmSAMT1 was confirmed to function as salicylic acid methyl...

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Plant Biotechnology Student Oral Presentation Competition

In This Issue – 48.4 President’s Report 2015 Meeting Update Call for Nominations Fellow Award Student Awards PBS Student Competition Winners PBS Post Doc Competition Winners Student Poster Winners Fund for the Future Membership Matters SIVB Member Profiles Member News New Members Bio-Trac Events Journal Highlights   For the In Vitro Plant Biotechnology student competition, 23 students submitted abstracts. Entries were voted on by a core committee composed by Dr. Randal Niedz, Dr. Manjul Dutt and Dr. Ian Curtis based on the quality of their abstracts, originality of the work and accomplishments. The Oral presentation competition was held on Monday, June 2, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, finalists were judged by Dr. Ajith Anand, Dr. Manjul Dutt and Dr. Ian Curtis based on the quality of the presentation, methods, conclusions and knowledge of the topic. All the presentations were highly professional and the students received many questions from the audience and the judges. The judges deliberated for a while to finally choose the winners. The first place winner was Jonathan D. Willis from the University of Tennessee, the second place winner was Yang Zhao, from the University of Florida and the third place winner was Jessica L. Rupp from Kansas State University. Certificates and cash awards were presented to these students at the PBS Business Meeting. We highly encourage all qualified students and to submit their abstracts for the...

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