Month: December 2018

Fund for the Future

The following members are acknowledged for their contributions for the future endeavors to the Society for In Vitro Biology Dr. Chunsheng Lu Dr. Barry Flinn Dr. George Gomez Dr. Nelly Auersperg Dr. Cynthia L. Goodman Dr. Helga M. Ogmundsdottir Dr. John L Griffis, Jr. Dr. Arthur E. Greene Dr. Miho Kusuda Furue Dr. Richard Heller Dr. Todd J. Jones Dr. Yasuhiro Tomooka Dr. Allan R. Wenck Dr. Steve Michael Millett Dr. Raziel S Hakim Dr. Vladimir Sidorov Dr. Laura S. Rhoads Dr. Gertrude C. Buehring Dr. Niels C. Bols Mr. Jean J.F. Felix Dr. Bin Tian Dr. Yongjian Chang...

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New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2018 Paul Ingram, BASF Jennifer Raji, Inari Agriculture Vanga Siva Reddy, Biosafety Support Unit RCB Eddie Ross, University of Illinois Champaign IL Wenzheng Zhang, Calyxt Yuhua Zhang, Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients...

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Member News

Dr. Nancy Reichert has completed her term as President of CAST.  Pictured to the left, Gabe Middleton “takes the baton” from outgoing CAST President, Nancy Reichert. Please use this link to read her final “President’s Letter” that highlights the accomplishments of CAST under her leadership:   Research for Conservation.  Do you have a student working on developing an in vitro propagation protocol for a wild species or a protocol for cryopreserving shoot tips or somatic embryos of a wild species?  If so, they may be eligible to apply for the Exceptional Plant Research Award.  Never heard of an exceptional...

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Public Policy Committee Update

It has been said that those who don’t remember history are condemned to repeat it; those who do remember history are condemned to stand by and watch while everyone else repeats it. The advent of genome engineering has re-invigorated plant biotechnology.  There is excitement in the air accompanied by investment capital and new startup firms, reminiscent of the early days of genetic engineering.  Will editing be regulated into irrelevance? This clipping is from the Star Tribune, dated 4 Oct 1981.  At the time, the promise of biotech was to provide green, high-paying jobs in numerous communities.  Today, nothing of...

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Journal Highlights

Quercetin and silver nitrate modulate organogenesis in Carissa carandas (L.) Micropropagation is a commonly used method to conserve valuable plants of economic and commercial interest. Plant growth regulators like auxins and cytokinins are used at varying concentrations and combinations for successful initiation, multiplication, growth and rooting of explants in culture medium. However, growth of plants in in vitro conditions suffer due to the presence of inhibitors such as ethylene and auxin transporters. When an explant is inoculated in culture medium, ethylene is produced from cut edges and is responsible for shoot tip necrosis or it stops the growth of...

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