Workshop: Breeding for Resistance to
Whitefly-transmitted Viruses

22-23 July 2009

 Royal Plaza Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando, Florida

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn the keys to successful development of resistant cultivars!

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10 Ways to Benefit

Upon completion of this workshop, you will:

  1. Learn the current nomenclature of whitefly-transmitted viruses and its relevance to breeding for resistance

  2. Learn the current status of whitefly taxonomy and its relevance to breeding for resistance

  3. Have a greater understanding of the viruses with which you are or will be working

  4. Learn the pros and cons of different inoculation methods and have the knowledge to select which inoculation method is right for your program

  5. Have the knowledge to establish a whitefly colony

  6. Acquire the knowledge to establish a culture of a whitefly-transmitted virus, and to maintain a pure culture of a virus using whiteflies

  7. Receive successful laboratory protocols for the detection of whitefly-transmitted

  8. Successfully screen large numbers of plants for resistance to whitefly-transmitted viruses

  9. Be able to determine which virus detection method is right for your program

  10. Receive the most current information on the status of genes for resistance to TYLCV

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