Month: August 2018

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 Horticultural Shivakumar Devaiah, Biostrategies Rebecca Dykes, Sierra Gold Nurseries Gregory Golenia, Tweed Inc. Seung Pyo Gong, Pukyong National University Trudi Grant, Magnolia Gardens Nursery Rick Grazzini Lisa Kovski-Alamillo, Carlton Plants David Lawson, Agri Starts Juan Li, KWS Ling Meng, KWS David Pacheco Villalobos, KWS SAAT SE Joseph Ramahi, Dark Heart Nursery Miranda Ruiter, Bejo Zaden B.V. Jeffrey Scanlon, CannTx Life Sciences Maarten Stuiver, BASF Plant Science Company GmbH Sietske Stuiver-Hoekstra,...

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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 activities of the public policy committee and how they are making the voice of the SIVB heard.  Often there are calls for comments on various governmental regulations that directly impact our members.  Last year the committee submitted comments on the proposed USDA changes to GM regulation policy where we supported scientific efforts to improve regulatory efforts and opposed changes that were not based on sound science.  At the St. Louis meeting the...

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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 Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant.  The impact factor for In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal increased from 0.897 to 1.447, and the impact factor for In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant increased from 1.024 to 1.057.  Thank you to the Editor-In-Chiefs of the SIVB journals, Tetsuji Okamoto and David Duncan, for their dedication and hard work. Read the In Vitro – Animal  and In Vitro – Plant journals today. Submitted by Michael...

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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 productivity of crop plants and excessive heat is no exception. For example, wheat, a cool season crop, is particularly susceptible to heat stress during the grain fill period of its growth stage.  For every 1 °C rise in temperature above its optimum temperature range (15-22°C), yield potential is reduced by 5-7%.  This reduction is due in large part to loss of activity of heat-labile soluble starch synthase I, an enzyme that converts glucose...

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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 school students from over 40 countries to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9-12. Society for Science & the Public partners with Intel ­along with dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors who provide support and awards for the Intel ISEF each year. The SIVB supports an award, which provides the winner with a certificate. Winners must be in 11th grade with an exhibit in the area of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture. Listed below are the High School Science and Engineering Award Winners who received SIVB certificates and letters of recognition for projects related to the areas of in vitro biology from July 2017 – July 2018.  Salima Amiji, Attleboro, MA Angie Kim, Catlett, VA Marion Santo, Vienna, WV Saketh Anand, Yorktown Heights, NY Shivani Kondura, Troy, MI Alex Schaffer, Bluffton, SC Hayli Austin, Downey, ID Varun Kumar, Woodcliff Lake, NJ Katharine Schwister, Elm Grove, WI Kevin Beard, Sarasota, FL John Labbate, Glen Head, NY Jayasuriya Senthilvelan, Clovis, CA Maria  Becker, Sunburst, MT Grace Lee, Norwood, NJ Ruqiyah Shaik, Rome, NY Rinni Bhansali, Melville, NY Lauren  Li, Portland, OR Sashwatha Shankar, Redmond, WA...

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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.

Sylvia Mitchell

Michael Fay

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