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Speaker: Dr. Hongmin Qin, Associate Professor

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    My Show Floor Education Demos @ Nursery/Landscape EXPO

    Demo: Propagation Station – Callus-induced organogenesis from leaf explants to regenerate Queen’s crapemyrtle (Lagerstroemia speciosa)
    Thursday, August 10 -- 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

    This presentation will focus on the development of a highly efficient callus-induced regeneration system for Queen's crapemyrtle (L. speciosa) using plant growth regulators for callus initiation, differentiation, shoot proliferation, and rooting. The protocol's effectiveness in producing true-to-type plants will also be confirmed using inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) markers. Located in Hall 2 near the TNLA PAC Lounge. Executive Summary: The presentation will cover the following topics: Development of a regeneration protocol via callus-induced organogenesis from leaf pieces of Queen's crapemyrtle. Optimization of plant growth regulators for callus initiation, differentiation, shoot proliferation, and rooting. Assessment of genetic fidelity using ISSR markers to confirm the production of true-to-type plants. Potential applications of the regeneration system in genetic engineering to improve plant resistance or alter desired horticultural traits. Takeaway Bullet Points: Learn about the development of a highly efficient callus-induced regeneration system for Queen's crapemyrtle. Understand the optimization of plant growth regulators for callus initiation, differentiation, shoot proliferation, and rooting. Gain knowledge about the assessment of genetic fidelity using ISSR markers to confirm true-to-type plant production. Explore the potential applications of the regeneration system in genetic engineering to improve plant resistance or alter desired horticultural traits. Gain hands-on experience with the protocol through a demonstration using plant materials in callus initiation, differentiation, shoot proliferation, and rooting stages, using a dissecting microscope.


         

    Dr. Hongmin Qin, Associate Professor at Texas A&M Biology  

    The Qin lab engages in a broad spectrum of scientific projects, ranging from hypothesis-driven basic empirical research to applied science addressing industry-related issues, such as engineered biological structures and agriculture endeavors. Of particular interest are problems centered on large biochemical complex assembly, artificial biological structures engineered by 3D printing, and integrated pest management. The four Qin lab current research focuses are:

    • Flagellar assembly and motility.
    • Biosynthesis of linear protein nanoarrays using flagellar axoneme.
    • Plant-pest interactions between crapemyrtle bark scale and crapemytle.
    • 3D printing artificial structures using living cells.



    Texas A&M Biology - Doctoral Programs in Microbiology & Biology  
    The Department of Biology is responsible for introducing biological principles to students in every Texas A&M University major. We provide modern and comprehensive B.S. and B.A. curricula in Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Zoology for more than 1500 undergraduate biology majors. These degrees prepare students for various life science careers and are an excellent entrée to the health care professions. If you are interested in pursuing a major in one of our disciplines, or if you are currently a student and would like information on courses or the program, we have excellent undergraduate advisors who will be happy to help you.

    GRADUATE DEGREES
    Our Graduate Program in Biology offers a diverse range of integrative training opportunities for students seeking a Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences. We offer training in multiple disciplines within Biology, including Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Neurobiology and Behavior, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Biological Clocks, Mechanisms of Biological Resilience, and Physiology and Systems Biology. Our graduate students conduct creative, independent research and scholarship. Graduates of our programs prepare themselves for a wide range of career opportunities and gain positions in academic institutions, government agencies, and industry.


    Basic biological research has evolved into a broad, fast-paced and dynamic profession that drives newly emerging industries and actively shapes many human endeavors. Both globally and locally, cutting-edge research at Texas A&M University strives to understand the fundamental processes driving life around us and to improve the ways people everywhere manage their health and the health of our planet. The Department of Biology is responsible for research and teaching within the vast disciplines of the biological sciences, from molecular cell biology to ecology and evolutionary biology. Our faculty perform cutting-edge research in a wide array of biological sciences in the laboratory and in the field.

    Address:
    100 Butler Hall | 3258 TAMU College Station, TX 77843
    Email:  hqin@bio.tamu.edu
    Contact:   Hongmin Qin, Associate Professor
    Phone:  979.845.7747   FAX:  979.845.2891