Biomedical, Health Beneficial, and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants
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Division C09 is a division of the Crop Science Society of America. C09 focuses on plants as food or feed, and on the development and evaluation of novel characteristics and compositional quality traits in crops that are important to the health, well being, and nutritional requirements of humans.
Areas of disciplinary focus in C09 include: conventional breeding; transgenic modification; germplasm evaluation; clinical, animal, or cell culture studies that evaluate crop plant products. Areas of health or nutrition focus might include: essential nutrients (e.g., vitamins, minerals, protein, lipids, and energy components); health-beneficial phytochemicals; anti-nutrients; bioactive compounds; or nutraceuticals. Possible targets of improvement for the harvested crop product could include: contribution of the food crop to meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Daily Reference Intake (DRI) of a given nutrient; improving anti-oxidant status; prevention of cancer; reducing disease risk; or as a possible therapy in disease treatment.
Program for C09 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants
8:30 AM-9:35 AM
1:30 PM-3:35 PM
3:45 PM-4:20 PM
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
9:15 AM-11:05 AM
10:10 AM-12:10 PM
1:30 PM-2:25 PM
2:40 PM-3:40 PM