Program

 Conference Session Speakers

TUESDAY 13 SeptWEDNESDAY 14 SeptTHURSDAY 15 SeptFRIDAY 16 Sept

SESSION I • DIVERSITY-TAXONOMY/CROP GERMPLASM DIVERSITY
Chairperson: ELLEN DEAN (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: IRMA ORTIZ (UC RIVERSIDE, USA)

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE SOLANACEAE – NOT QUITE WHAT IT MIGHT SEEM!
Knapp S.1, Echeverria-Londoño S.1,2, Sarkinen T.3, Purvis A.1
1Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; 2Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom; 3Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Way, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, United Kingdom 

DIVERSE AND NOVEL PHENOTYPES IN NICOTIANA ALLOPOLYPLOIDS: THE GENETIC BASIS OF FLORAL PIGMENTS
McCarthy E.W.
1, Berardi A.E.2,+, Smith S.D.2, and Litt A.1
 1Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA; 2Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA; +Current address: Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

RECENT INSIGHTS INTO SPECIES DIVERSITY AND RELATIONSHIPS IN CAPSICUM L.
Carrizo García C.1, Ehrendorfer F.2Barboza G.E.1,3
1IMBIV, CONICET-UNC, Córdoba, Argentina; Dept. of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria; 3 Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Córdoba University, Córdoba, Argentina.

TRADITOM: DIGGING IN THE TRADITONAL VARIABILITY POOL OF EUROPEAN TOMATO FOR FRUIT QUALITY AND RESILIENCE
The TRADITOM partners as in traditiom.eu
Granell A.
IBMCP (CSIC-UPV), Valencia, Spain
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SESSION II • BARRIERS TO BREEDING
Chairperson: ROGER CHETELAT (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: BENNY ORDONEZ (UC DAVIS, USA)

ELUCIDATING MECHANISMS AND DYNAMICS OF REPRODUCTIVE ISOLATION IN WILD TOMATO SPECIES
Bedinger P.A.1, Baek Y.S.1, Broz A.K.1, Randle A.M.2, Royer S.M.1, Chetelat R.T.3, Tovar-Méndez A.4, McClure B.4
1Biology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA; 2Department of Environmental Science, University of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, USA; 3Plant Sciences Department, University of California, Davis, CA, USA; 4Department of Biochemistry, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia MO, USA

WILD TOMATO: POPULATION STRUCTURE AND EVIDENCE OF NATURAL S. CHILENSE X S. PERUVIANUM HYBRID POPULATIONS
Beddows I., Kloesges T., Rose L.E.
Institute of Population Genetics, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, D-40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

THE GAMETE ELIMINATOR AS A MECHANISM OF ISOLATION IN WILD POPULATIONS AND A REMNANT OF INTROGRESSION IN CULTIVATED TOMATO
Francis D.M.1, Barrantes W.2,3, Fakhet D.2, Pons C.2, Blanca J.4, Granell A., Monforte A.J.2
1The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, USA; 2IBMCP; 3COMAV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; 4Universidad de Costa Rica, La Garita-Alajuela, Costa Rica

LIFTING BARRIERS IN DIPLOID HYBRID POTATO BREEDING 
Lindhout P., Viquez-Zamora M., Ying S. ter Maat, M., de Vries M., van Heusden A.W.
Solynta, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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SESSION III • GENOMES AND GENOME TECHNOLOGIES
Chairperson: MASSIMO DELLEDONNE (UNIV. OF VERONA, ITALY)
Co-Chairperson: ARSENIO NDEVE (UC RIVERSIDE, USA)

DEMOCRATIZATION OF REFERENCE QUALITY SEQUENCING FOR NON-MODEL ORGANISMS
Cantu, D.
Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA USA

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY POTATO: HIGH-QUALITY GENOME ASSEMBLY OF THE SISTER-GROUP SPECIES SOLANUM ETUBEROSUM PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO GENOME AND TRAIT EVOLUTION
Berke L.1, Grandont L.1, Aflitos S.A.2, Bachem C.W.B.3, Becker F.1,4, Bouwmeester K.5, van de Geest H.2, Govers F.5, de Jong J.H.4, Peters S.A.1,2, Sanchez-Perez G.F.2,6, Schijlen E.2, van den Berg R. G.1, Schranz M.E.1
 1Biosystematics, Wageningen University & Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands; 2Plant Research International, Wageningen University & Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands; 3Laboratory of Plant Breeding, Wageningen University & Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands; 4Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University & Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands; 5Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University & Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands; 6Bioinformatics, Wageningen University & Research Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands

UTILIZING LONG-RANGE SHORT-READ TECHNOLOGY FOR A BETTER PEPPER GENOME
Hulse-Kemp A.M
.1, Maheshwari S.1, Stoffel K. 1, Hill T.A.1, Jaffe D.2, Weisenfeld N.2, Kumar V.2, Shah P.2, Schatz M.C.3, Church D.M.2, and Van Deynze A.1
1Plant Sciences Department,University of California, Davis, USA, 210X Genomics Inc., Pleasanton, California, USA; 3Department of Computer Science, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

NICOTIANA GENOMES: BEYOND TOBACCO
Sierro N.
, Battey J., Ouadi S., Thomas J., Liedschulte V., Bovet L., Broye H., Laparra H., Vuarnoz A., Lang G., Goepfert S., Peitsch M.C., Ivanov N.V.
Philip Morris International R&D, Philip Morris Products S.A., Neuchatel, Switzerland (part of Philip Morris International group of companies)

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SESSION IV • HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING
Chairperson: ALLEN VAN DEYNZE (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: LAV KUMAR YADAV (WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIV., USA)

IN-FIELD HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING FOR PLANT ARCHITECTURE AND INTERNAL FRUIT QUALITY IN TOMATO
Slaughter D.C.1, Nguyen T.T.1, Maloof J.2, Sinha N.2 Max N.3
Departments of 1Biological and Ag. Engineering, 2Plant Biology, and 3Computer Science, University of California, Davis, USA

PERSISTENT HOMOLOGY: A TOOL TO UNIVERSALLY MEASURE PLANT MORPHOLOGIES ACROSS ORGANS AND SCALES
Li M.1, Frank M. H.1, Coneva V.1, Mio W.2, Topp C. N.1, Chitwood D. H.1
1Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO USA2Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL USA

FIELD PLATFORMS FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT PHENOTYPING IN ARIZONA
Andrade-Sanchez P.
Agricultural and Biosystems Department, University of Arizona, Maricopa, AZ, USA
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SESSION V • GENE-EDITING AND NEW BREEDING TECHNOLOGIES
Chairperson: ANNE BRITT (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: JULIE PEDRAZA (CSU FRESNO, USA)

GENETIC ENGINEERING AND GENOME EDITING IN THE SOLANACEAE
Van Eck J.1, Wang W.1, Brooks C.2, Nekrasov V.3, Xu C.2, Du C.1, Lippman Z.2
1The Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY, USA; 2Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA; 3Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, UK

SUSCEPTIBILITY GENES FOR RESISTANCE AGAINST PHYTOPHTHORA INFESTANS
Chaparro-Garcia A.
, Nekrasov V., Dagdas Y., Kamoun S.
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom

CREATING TOMATO HAPLOID INDUCER THROUGH SINGLE AMINO ACID SUBSTITUTIONS IN CENH3 HISTONE FOLD DOMAIN
Kuppu S., Li G., Rodgers A., Terry J.. Britt A.B.
Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95694, USA

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF GENE REPLACEMENT AND GENE MODIFICATION METHODS IN A CROP SPECIES AT THE WHOLE GENOME LEVEL
Starker C.G.1, Nadakuduti S.S.2, Crisovan E. 3, Konecna E.1, Butler N.M.2, Buell C.R.3, Voytas D.F.1, Douches D.S.2
1Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and Center for Genome Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA; 2Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA; Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, USA

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SESSION VI • EPIGENOMICS AND METHYLATION
Chairperson: LUCA COMAI (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: BRITTANY DAVENPORT (WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIV., USA)

THE FUNCTIONS OF DNA METHYLATION IN FLESHY FRUITS
Gallusci P.
Laboratory of Grape Ecophysiology and Functional Biology, Bordeaux University, INRA, Bordeaux Science Agro, 33882, Villenave d’Ornon, France

MIR160 IS A KEY REGULATOR OF AUXIN MEDIATED DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES IN TOMATO
Damodharan S., Arazi T.
Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, P.O. Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel

AN ERF TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ACTS AS A POSITIVE REGULATOR IN THE ANTIVIRAL RNA SILENCING IN PETUNIA
Jiang C.-Z.1,2, Sun D.2,3, Zhang y.3, Niu L.3, Reid R.2
1Crops Pathology and Genetic Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Davis, CA, USA; 2Department of Plant Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA: 3Department of Landscape Architecture and Arts, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China

SESSION VII • GENOMICS-ASSISTED BREEDING
Chairperson: JEANNE JACOBS (NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE FOR PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH)
Co-Chairperson: KIEU-NGA T. TRAN (LOUISIANA STATE UNIV., USA)

GENOMICS ASSISTED BREEDING IN POTATO
Douches D.S.1, Massa A.1, Manrique N.1, Coombs J.1, de Los Campos G.2, Islam S.1, Alsahlany M.1, Enciso F.1
1Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences Department, 2Department of Statistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF GENOMIC SELECTION FOR RESISTANCE TO BACTERIAL SPOT OF TOMATO.
Liabeuf D.1, Sim S.-C.2, Francis D. M.1
1Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; 2Department of Bioresources Engineering, Sejong University, Korea

GBS-ASSISTED RECOVERY OF “LOST” INTROGRESSIONS IN ADVANCED BACKCROSSES OF SOLANUM INCANUM TO CULTIVATED EGGPLANT (S. MELONGENA)
Gramazio P.1, Prohens J.1, Plazas, M.1, Herraiz F.J.1, Ziarsolo P.1, Cañizares J.1, Vilanova S.1
1 Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain 

ANALYZING AND EVALUATING THE USEFULNESS OF EXISTING MOLECULAR MARKERS FOR BREEDING OF ELITE TETRAPLOID POTATO
Sundmark E.H.R.1, Sønderkær M.1, Kirk H.G.2, Nielsen K.L.1
1Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark; 2LKF Vandel, Denmark

GENOMICS-ASSISTED QTL MAPPING FOR AGRONOMICAL TRAITS IN PEPPER
Han K.1, Jeong H-J.1, Yang H-B.1, Kang S-M.2, Kim S.1, Choi D.1, Kang B-C.1
1Department of Plant Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 2Departmentof Computer Science, College of Information Science and Technology, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

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SESSION VIII • SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND NETWORKS
Chairperson: SIOBHAN BRADY (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: SOPHIA JINATA (CSU SACRAMENTO, USA)

THE TIP OF THE TRICHOME: SPECIALIZED METABOLIC DIVERSITY IN THE SOLANACEAE
Last R.L.1,2, Fan P.1, Moghe G.1, Miller A.1, Leong B.1, Lybrand D.1, Hurney S.3, Jones A.D.1,3
1Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2Plant Biology, 3Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, USA

A HIGH-RESOLUTION SPATIOTEMPORAL ATLAS OF THE TOMATO FRUIT TRANSCRIPTOME
Shinozaki Y.
1, Fernandez-Pozo N.2, Nicolas P.J.2, Martin L.B.B.1, Snyder S.I.1, Ma Q.2, Xu Y.2,3, Zheng Y.2,3, Catalá C.1,2, Fei Z.2,3, Mueller L.A.2, Giovannoni J.J.2,3, Rose J.K.C.1
 1Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; 2Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY, USA; 3U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agriculture Research Service, Robert W. Holley Centre for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, NY, USA

A SYSTEMS-LEVEL STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF ELEVATED ATMOSPHERIC CO2 ON SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM AND SOLANUM PENNELLII)
Gray S.B.1, Toal T.W.2, Kajala K.1, Brady S.M.1,2
 1Department of Plant Biology, 2 Genome Center, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

NETWORK ANALYSIS UNRAVELS CROSSTALK BETWEEN ETHYLENE AND SALICYLIC ACID SIGNALLING PATHWAYS IN VIRUS-INFECTED POTATO
Baebler S.1
, Ramšak Ž.1, Stare T.1, Coll A.1, Tzfadia O.2,3, Gruden K.1
1Department of Biotechnology and Systems Biology, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, 9052 Ghent, Belgium; 3Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University, 9052 Ghent, Belgium

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SESSION IX • ABIOTIC STRESSES
Chairperson: JULIN MALOOF (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: LUMARIZ HERNANDEZ (UNIV. OF PUERTO RICO)

NEW TOMATO MUTANT COLLECTIONS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF KEY GENES INVOLVED IN TOLERANCE TO SALINITY AND DROUGHT
Flores F.B.1, Angosto T.2, Moreno V.3, Lozano R.2, Bolarín M.C.1
1Department of Stress Biology and Plant Pathology, CEBAS-CSIC, Espinardo-Murcia, Spain; 2Agro-Food Biotechnology Research Centre (BITAL), University of Almería (UAL), Almería, Spain; 3Department of Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Culture, IBMCP-UPV/CSIC, Valencia, Spain

GALAPAGOS TOMATOES AS A GENETIC SOURCE FOR SALINITY TOLERANCE
Pailles Y.
1, Ho S.1, Lightfoot D.1, Pires I. 2, Mitchell C. 3, Negrão S.1, Schmoeckel S.1, Tester M.1
1Plant Science Program, Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia ; 2GPlantS Lab, ITQB-UNL, Oeiras, Portugal ; 3 Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF TRAITS ASSOCIATED WITH WATER STRESS TOLERANCE IN WILD TOMATO (SOLANUM HABROCHAITES)
St. Clair D.A.
Plant Sciences Department, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 USA

DISSECTING THE GENETIC BASIS OF POLLEN THERMOTOLERANCE IN TOMATO
Driedonks N.
1, Wolters-Arts M.1, de Boer G.J.2, Vriezen W.3, Mariani C.1, Rieu I.1
1Department of Molecular Plant Physiology, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; 2Enza Zaden Research and Development B.V., the Netherlands; 3Bayer Vegetable Seeds, PO Box 4005, 6080 AA Haelen, the Netherlands

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SESSION X • RESISTANCE, PATHOGENS, PESTS AND MICROBIOMES
Chairperson: GITTA COAKER (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: KEVIN BABILONIA (TEXAS A&M, USA)

PHYTOPHTHORA BLIGHT IN POTATO: TIPPING THE BALANCE BETWEEN RESISTANCE AND SUSCEPTIBILTY
Govers F., Wang Y., Du Y., Yang S., Bouwmeester K.
Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

TOMATO RECEPTOR FLAGELLIN-SENSING 3 BINDS flgII-28 AND ACTIVATES THE PLANT IMMUNE SYSTEM
Hind S.1, Strickler S.1, Boyle P.1, Dunham D.1, Bao Z.1, O’Doherty I.1,2, Baccile J.1,2, Hoki J.1,2, Viox E.1, Clarke C.3, Vinatzer B.3, Schroeder F.1,2, Martin G.1,4
1Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; 2Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; 3Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; 4Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

LOCAL SMRT RENSEQ ENABLES RAPID CLONING OF RPI-SMIRA1 AND R10 FROM POTATO CULTIVAR SARPO MIRA.
Witek K.
1, Xing L.1,2, Jupe F.1,4, Bryan G.3, Hein I.3, Jones J.D.G.1
1The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom; 2Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China; 3Cell and Molecular Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK; 4Current address: Plant Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA

OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE TOMATO FRUIT BY TARGETING EARLY DEVELOPMENT AND RIPENING PROCESSES CO-OPTED BY PATHOGENS
Powell A.L.T.1, Tang Y.1,2, Yang S.1,2, An Y.1,3, Blanco-Ulate B.1,4, Cantu D.1,4, Vincenti-Martinez E.1, Yu Q.2, Bennett A.1, Labavitch J.1
1Plant Sci. Dept., Univ. Calif. Davis; 2Xinjiang Acad. of Ag. Sci., Urumqi, China; 3Beijing Forestry Univ., China; 4Dept. of Vit. and Enol., Univ. Calif. Davis CA 95616, USA

SESSION XI • TUBERS AND ROOT SYSTEMS
Chairperson: GLENN BRYAN (THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE, UK)
Co-Chairperson: JUSTIN MEDINA (CAL POLY POMONA, USA)

CONTROL OF POTATO TUBERIZATION BY THE CONSTANS-FT MODULE
Cruz-Oró E., Abelenda J.A., Sanz R., Prat S.
Plant Molecular Genetics Department, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

CHARACTERISATION OF ACQUIRED THERMOTOLERANCE IN POTATO
Bita C.E., Ducreux L., Hancock R., Hedley P., Morris J., Morris W., Trapero-Mozos A., Wiese C., Taylor M.
Cell and Molecular Sciences Group, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, United Kingdom 

LOCAL SMRT BIOLOGICAL PREDICTORS FOR TUBER SWEETENING DURING LONG TERM COLD STORAGE
Neilson J.
1, Lagüe M.1, Thompson S.3, Aurousseau F.2, Murphy A.1, Bizimungu B.1, Deveaux V.2, Begue Y.2, Jacobs J.3, Tai H.1
1Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Potato Research Centre, P. O. Box 20280, 850 Lincoln Rd., Fredericton, N. B., Canada E3B 4Z7; 2Sipre-Responsable Scientifique Creation Varietale, Station de Recherche du Comite Nord, 76110 Brettevukke du Grand Caux, France; 3The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, Private Bag 4704, Christchurch, New Zealand

TRANSCRIPTION ACTIVATOR-LIKE EFFECTOR NUCLEASES (TALEN)-MEDIATED TARGETED DNA INSERTION IN POTATO PLANTS FOR ENGINEERING TUBER TRAITS
Duan H., Forsyth A., Richael C., and Weeks T.
Simplot Plant Sciences, JR Simplot Company, Boise ID 83706, USA

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SESSION XII • FLOWERS, SEEDS AND FRUITS
Chairperson: JIM GIOVANNONI (USDA/BOYCE THOMPSON INSTITUTE, USA)
Co-Chairperson: KIMBERLY RODRIGUEZ (NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV., USA)

THE REGULATORY NETWORK CONTROLLING FRUIT RIPENING: A COMPLEX INTERACTION BETWEEN MULTI-HORMONAL SIGNALING AND DEVELOPMENTAL FACTORS
Bouzayen M.
University of Toulouse, INPT, INRA, Genomics and Biotechnology of Fruits, France

ACCELERATION OF RIPENING-RELATED HOST CELL WALL DISASSEMBLY DURING Botrytis cinerea INFECTIONS OF UNRIPE TOMATO FRUIT
Blanco-Ulate B.1,2, Cantu D.2, Vincenti E.1, van Kan J.A.L.4, Hahn M.G.3, Labavitch J.M.1 and Powell A.L.T.1
1Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA; 2Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA; 3Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA; 4Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

GENETICS AND MACROEVOLUTION OF FLOWER COLOR IN SOLANACEAE
Smith S. D.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

REGULATORY VARIATION IN TOMATO: HARNESSING GENETIC DIVERSITY TO UNDERSTAND THE REGULATION OF FRUIT DEVELOPMENT
Elrouby N.1, Pattison R.J.1, Zheng Y.1, Fei Z.1,2, Giovannoni J.1,2, and Catalá C.1,3
1Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY, USA; 2USDA, Robert W. Holley Centre for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, NY, USA; 3School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA 

GENOME-WIDE ANALYSIS REVEALS THE ROLES OF TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS IN THE ORIGIN OF NOVEL lncRNAs AND THEIR FRUIT RIPENING IN TOMATO
Zhibiao Ye1, Xin Wang1, Junhong Zhang1, Hanxia Li2, Long Cui2, Jiafa Wang2
1
Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology, MOE; 2Key Laboratory of Horticultural Crop Biology and Genetic improvement (Central Region), MOA, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei 430070, China

LEVERAGING GENETICS AND GENOMICS TO DEFINE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING FRUIT SIZE VARIATION IN PEPPER
Hill T.A.,
Weir A., Visser J., Chunthawodtiporn J., Stoffel K., Van Deynze A.
Plant Sciences Department, University of California, Davis, CA

SESSION XIII • PLANT DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION
Chairperson: NEELIMA SINHA (UC DAVIS, USA)
Co-Chairperson: TIM BATZ (CAL POLY POMONA, USA)

DOMESTICATION DELAYED CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS IN TOMATO 
Müller N. A.1, Wijnen C.L.1, Srinivasan A.1, Ryngajllo M.1, Ofner I.2, Lin T.3,4, Ranjan A.5, West D.5, Maloof J.N.5, Sinha N.R.5, Huang S.3,4, Zamir D.2Jiménez-Gómez J.M.1,6
 1Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10, 50829 Cologne, Germany; 2 Institute of Plant Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel; 3 Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Horticultural Crops of the Ministry of Agriculture, Sino-Dutch Joint Laboratory of Horticultural Genomics, Beijing 100081, China; 4 Agricultural Genomic Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shenzhen 518124, China; 5 Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA; 6 INRA, UMR1318, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, RD10, F-78000 Versailles, France 

EXAMINING THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF SPECIATION IN PETUNIA THROUGH FLAVONOID-TINTED GLASSES
Sheehan H.1, Moser M.2, Klahre U.2, Esfeld K.2, Amrad A.2, Dell’Olivo A.2, Mandel T.2, Metzger S.3, Vandenbussche M.4, Freitas L.5 and Kuhlemeier C.2
1Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge; 2Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern; 3Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne; 4ENS de Lyon, CNRS, INRA, UCBL; 5Department of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

REGULATION OF TOMATO MERISTEMS IN RESPONSE TO SUBMERGENCE
Kajala K. 1,2, West D.A.1, Zumstein K.1, Sinha N.R.1, Brady S.M.1,2
1Department of Plant Biology, University of California Davis, CA, USA; 2 Genome Center, University of California Davis, CA, USA

THE EVOLUTION OF INFLORESCENCE DIVERSITY IN THE NIGHTSHADES AND HETEROCHRONY DURING MERISTEM MATURATION
Lemmon Z.H.1, Park S.J.1,3, Jiang K.1,3, Van Eck J.2, Schatz M.C.1,3, Lippman Z.B.1
 1Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA; 2The Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY, USA; 3Present address: Division of Biological Sciences, Wonkwang University, Republic of Korea (SJP), Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (KJ); Departments of Computer Science and Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA (MCS)

ROOT OF POWER: LONG DISTANCE RNA MOVEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH GRAFTING-INDUCED VIGOR
Frank M.H.
1, Chitwood D.H.1
 1Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO 63132

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SESSION XIV • METABOLITES, FLAVOR AND QUALITY
Chairperson: CATHOE MARTIN  (JOHN INNES CENTRE, UK)
Co-Chairperson: SASSOUM LO (UC RIVERSIDE, USA)

THE GENETIC BLUEPRINT FOR DEVELOPING A BETTER TASTING TOMATO
Klee, H. and Tieman D.
University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences and Plant Innovation Center, Gainesville FL 32611

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMICAL GENOMICS OF SOLANACEAE ACYLSUGARS ILLUSTRATES THE MECHANISMS OF EVOLUTIONARY DIVERSIFICATION IN PLANT SPECIALIZED METABOLISM
Moghe G. 1, Leong B.2, Hurney S.3, Jones D.1,3, Last R.1,2
1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2Department of Plant Biology; 3Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

TYPE VI GLANDULAR TRICHOMES OF TOMATO SPECIES: FROM DEVELOPMENT TO BIOSYNTHESIS OF SPECIALIZED SESQUITERPENOIDS
Bennewitz S., Bergau N., Zabel S., Balcke G., Athmer B., Tissier A.
Leibniz-Institute of plant Biochemistry, Department of Cell and Metabolic Biology, Weinberg 3, 06120, Halle, Germany

COMBINED METABOLIC QUANTITATIVE TRAITS LOCI (mQTL) AND EXPRESSION QTL (eQTL) ANALYSIS IN A RECOMBINANT INBRED LINE POPULATION
Gonda I.1, Ashrafi H.2, Strickler S.R.1, Ma Q.1, Sun H.1, Mueller, L.A.1, Sacks G.L.3, Klee H.J.4, Howe K.5, Thannhauser T.W.5, Alseekh S.6, Fernie A.R.6, Fei Z.1,5, Foolad M.R.7, Giovannoni J.J.1,5
1Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, NY, USA; 2Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA; 3Department of Food Science, Stocking Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; 4Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA; 5USDA-ARS Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, NY, USA; 6Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany; 7Department of Plant Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

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