Month: November 2017

Editor’s Corner

LET’S PUBLISH YOUR MANUSCRIPT! The Society receives about 223 manuscripts a year for In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant.  Approximately 80% of those are rejected.  The reasons for rejection are mostly a lack of novelty (14%), plagiarism (36%), and technical errors (39%). A lack of novelty might seem to be a judgmental concern that hinges on the whims of a reviewer.  However, in Vitro Biology is not a new field, so manuscripts that just present data using well established techniques are difficult to justify publishing.  For instance, the application of cytokinins and auxins to induce shoot and root regeneration...

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Journal Highlights

Combined ribavirin treatment and cryotherapy for efficient Potato virus M and Potato virus S eradication in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in vitro shoots Plant germplasm held in field collections accumulate many insect-borne viruses, making them unsuitable for distribution or for planting stock. Elimination of these viruses from in vitro cultures provides healthy materials for germplasm distribution. Standard virus elimination techniques include meristem culture, thermotherapy, and chemotherapy. Cryotherapy of in vitro-grown shoot tips is a promising new technique for plant virus eradication (Wang and Valkonen 2008). In this paper cryotherapy, chemotherapy and a combination of both methods were tested on...

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Call for 2018 Award Nominations

Please help the Society to recognize and celebrate scientific achievements of our members in 2018. SIVB offers awards for members at all stages of their career. Below is a list of the awards available. Please take a moment to review the criteria and nomination processes for each award along with the convenient nominations form. Past recipients for each award can be found at https://sivb.org/awards.html and you can read the details on how to nominate someone for an award by clicking on the award name: Nominations are due February 1, 2018 so start the process today and let us know...

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2017 Student Poster Competition Winners

The SIVB student poster presentation competition was held during the 2017 annual meeting in Raleigh, NC.  All non-interactive animal and plant student poster presenters were included to participate and be reviewed and scored by judges as they presented their work.  This year we had 23 judges, with diverse backgrounds, working together to identify the top three presentations based on a range of scoring criteria. The winners of the competition were: Kevin F. Piunno from University of Gueleph – Ontario, Canada won first prize, Eric Dean from The Ohio State University – Wooster, Ohio won 2nd prize and Thanh-Tam Ho...

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2017 Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2017 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Information on additional awardees at the 2017 Meeting will be presented in the next issue of the In Vitro Report. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website (www.sivb.org) or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at sivb@sivb.org. 2017 JOSEPH F. MORGAN AND SIVB STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS   The First Wave of Inflammation: Elucidating the Ability of AF and NP Cells to Respond to IVD Herniation Triggered Damage Lower back pain affects up to 80% of...

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  • 2018 Student Poster Presentation Competition Winners

    The SIVB student poster presentation competition was held during the 2018 annual meeting in St. Louis, MO. This competition was the 3rd year in a ...
  • 2018 ISEF High School Student Awards

    The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Expression of a rice soluble starch synthase gene in transgenic wheat improves the grain yield under heat stress conditions There are many environmental factors that limit ...
  • Publications Update

    The 2017 Journal Impact Factors were recently released, and there was good news for both In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal and In ...
  • Member News

      Get involved in the discussion: SIVB responds to AMS request for Comments on Proposed Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Many members may not be aware of the ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2018! Marcel Adriaanse, Bejo Zaden B.V. Uyen Phuong Cao Chu, Dupont Pioneer Rosa Angela Castillo Ruiz, Ramiro Arnedo S. A. David Conaway, Ball ...
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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

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