FSU Biology - Plant Sciences Seminars, 2018-2017

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2018-2019 Plant Sciences Seminars

Plant Sciences Seminars meet at 11:00 am on Thursdays (unless otherwise noted below), in room 2057 King Life Sciences Building on the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Florida. They are open to the public.


Fall Series

  • September 20: Ethan Cissell, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, and FSU coastal and Marine Laboratory
    Benthic blooms - benthic cyanobacterial mat physiology, and the potential for control

  • September 27: Dr. Hank W. Bass, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Where it all begins: DNA replication in Arabidopsis

  • October 11: Dr. Sophie Mccoy, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Calcification pathways and controls in coralline algae: What is the relationship to photosynthesis?

  • October 18: Dr. Oghenekome Onokpise, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Sixteen years of agroforestry research, teaching and extension at Florida A&M University: successes and challenges

  • October 25: Juan Reza, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    NASA agronomic facility for Mars human missions: a student-challenge project to design the greenhouse and crop management on Mars

  • November 1: Jason Lynn, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Stable transgenerational epigenetic inheritance requires a DNA methylation-sensing circuit

  • November 8: Amanpreet Brar, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain MBI600 induces salicylic acid dependent resistance in tomato plants against tomato spotted wilt virus and potato virus Y: a discussion of Beris et al., 2018

  • November 15: Dr. Sophie J. Mccoy, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, and FSU coastal and Marine Laboratory
    Calcification pathways and controls in coralline algae: What is the relationship to photosynthesis?

  • December 6: Stefania Vendramin Alegre, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Discussion of Song et al., 2016: A transcription factor hierarchy defines an environmental stress response network

  • December 13: Katherine Easterling, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    A physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa identifies extensive rearrangement at the THC/CBD acid synthase locus

Spring Series

  • January 17: Juan Reza, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Modifying plant metabolic pathways for the Mars greenhouse: a role for molecular biology in the NASA vision

  • January 24: Dr. Colin Kremer, Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI
    TBA

  • January 31: Dr. Jason Bertram, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    TBA

  • February 7: Katherine Easterling, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    The number of meiotic double-strand breaks influences crossover distribution in Arabidopsis: a discussion of Xue et al., The Plant Cell, 2018

  • February 14: Amanpreet Brar, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Discussion of Min Jia, et al.: Noncanonical ATG8–ABS3 interaction controls senescence in plants.

  • February 21: Dr. Hank W. Bass, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Nucleoskeletal repressors of plant defense responses: A discussion of Choi et al., Plant Physiol. (2019)

  • February 28: Dr. Gokhan Hascisalioglu, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
    Improving maize (Zea mays) early seedling performance under cold temperature stress

  • March 7: Dr. Karen M. McGinnis, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    The dominant and poorly penetrant phenotypes of maize unstable factor for orange1 are caused by DNA methylation changes at a Linked transposon

  • March 14: Brendan Scherer, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Emergence shapes the structure of the seed microbiota

  • March 21:
    Spring Break, no meeting

  • March 28: Dr. Hongchang Cui, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    A mechanism coordinating cell elongation, endodermis differentiation, redox homeostasis, and oxidative stress response in plant root

  • April 4: Dr. Kathryn M. Jones, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    The succinylated high molecular weight succinoglycan of Sinorhizobium meliloti is essential for infection of Medicago truncatula, and the LysM receptor protein MtLYK10 also controls the infection process, but independently of succinoglycan

  • April 11: Dr. Oghenokome Onokpise, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
    Fire ecology and forest fire management in Florida:impact of prescribed fire on soil nitrogen in the flatwoods of Florida

  • April 18: Dr. Marta Sena Velez, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Non-host resistance on citrus: a discussion of Chiesa et al. 2019 'Plant responses underlying nonhost resistance of Citrus limon against Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris'

  • April 25: Zachary Turpin, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    TBA