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Wheat Information Service
Number 77: 46-47 (1993)


111. Report

A report on the 8th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (Beijing, China) Shouyi Chen

Secretary general of the 8 IWGS, Director of the Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bd no. 917, Datum Road, Andingmenwai, Chaoyang, Beijing, 100101, China


The 8th International Wheat Genetics Symposium was successfully held in Beijing, July 20-25, 1993. Over 500 participants from 38 countries and areas attended at the symposium and 334 papers were presented either as oral demonstrations or as posters on the seven topics; 1. Evolutionary genome relationships of Triticeae, 2. Cytogenetics, transfer of alien genetic material and genetic resources, 3. Molecular genetics and biotechnology, 4. General genetic analysis, gene mapping and marker system, 5. Genetics of resistance to pathogens and pests, 6. Genetics of tolerance to environmental stresses, and 7. Genetical approaches to breeding and the application of new breeding technologies.

New members of the international committee for organizing the 9th IWGS were elected. They are Li Zhensheng (China), B. S. Gill (USA), E. Kerber (Canada), J. W. Snape (UK), N. P. Ponia (Italy), A. B. Damania (India), P. Sharp (Australia), and T. R. Endo (Japan). Prof. Li Zhensheng was elected as the chairman of the 9th IWGS that will be held in Canada in 1998.

In the 8 IWGS, papers with good quality were contributed and included in the proceedings. This will be published in January 1994 at the costs of US $100.00. Scientists who are interested in this proceedings can subscribe it through the secretariat (Prof. Shouyi Chen, Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China, Fax: +86-014914896)

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