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International Rice Functional Genomics meeting in Tucson Nov. 15-17

with fewer pesticides and less water."

Gurdev Khush, the father of the Green Revolution in rice farming and former head of genetics and plant breeding at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, will be one of the keynote speakers. Khush is now professor emeritus in the department of vegetable crops at the University of California, Davis.

Other keynote speakers are J. Neil Rutger, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center in Stuttgart, Ark.; Joseph R. Ecker, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in LaJolla, Calif.; and Susan McCouch, an associate professor plant breeding and plant biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the U.S.D.A., University of Arizona's department of plant sciences, UA's BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, DuPont, Invitrogen, Agencourt BioScience Corporation and Applied Biosystems.


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Contact: Mari N. Jensen
mnjensen@email.arizona.edu
520-626-9635
University of Arizona
3-Nov-2004


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