Plant & Animal Genome Conference 2016

The Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference (PAG) 2016 will be held from January 9-13 in San Diego, CA, USA.

The conference is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on this internationally important project.

This page is a compilation of Wageningen UR's contribution to the conference.

Examples of two genome projects

Genes to take the itch away


Tail and mane eczema can drive horses crazy. Insect bites cause an itchy rash that is almost impossible to treat. While rubbing against posts and fences may provide temporary relief, it ultimately makes the itching worse.

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Distant cousin reveals secret to potato tubers


Wageningen researchers discovered the genome of a distant cousin of the potato and the tomato. This discovery makes it easier for plant breeders to find interesting characteristics in the wild plant varieties of these crops.

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Wageningen UR Contributions




3151: Polyploidy

Meet our researchers at the PAG-conference