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Abstract Submission

Email to by *EXTENDED* February 5, 2022

Guidelines for Abstract

1. The body of the abstract (not including the title, author names, and affiliations) should be carefully written to stay within the limit of 300 wordsAn abstract should contain an introduction to the subject and description of the problem, objectives, brief results, and conclusions. The abstract should be concise with just enough information to introduce your subject and generate interest. For "Research Proposal", abstracts should have a background and objectives.

2. Abstracts should be typed as single space. Use the text font Calibri and 12 pt. Scientific authorities are to be given for all Latin names the first time they are mentioned in the body of the abstract. Cultivar names are to have single quotation marks around them every time they are mentioned. All abbreviations are to be spelled out in full the first time they are mentioned in the body of the text. 

3. Include a brief but descriptive title that summarizes your research presentation. 

4. Include all authors who have contributed to your research and indicate the affiliations of each author. The main (presenting) author's name should be marked with an asterisk (*) and email provided.

5. Student oral presentation are expected to be 10-12 minutes with an additional 3 minutes for questions. A link for video file submission will be emailed to registered students after February 5, 2022. 

Abstract format example:

Mapping of quantitative trait linkage (QTL) in Brassica napus L. for tolerance to excess moisture stress 

S. Wilson*, R. Duncan1 and C. Stasolla1

1Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada;           


Among different forms of abiotic stress, excess moisture impacts growth and development and causes yield losses in the Brassica napus L. ranging from 30-45%. Among the consequences of excess moisture are oxygen limitation, as well as reduction in photosynthesis, and nutrient uptake. Limited photosynthesis rate is ascribed mainly to dysfunctions in the electron transport chain in chloroplasts as a result of oxygen depletion. Plants experiencing excess moisture also exhibit lower germination rate, stunted growth, decreased yield and in extreme cases, death of the plant. The aim of this project is to study excess moisture tolerance in B. napus and map the genes responsible for tolerance using quantitative trait linkage (QTL) techniques. My hypothesis is that quantitative trait loci will be discovered at the sites of genes encoding secondary metabolites, as well as metabolites related to reactive oxygen species scavenging, oxidation reduction, and regulation of transcription and translation. The objective will be achieved by developing a doubled haploid (DH) population from two crosses between a sensitive and tolerant parent and then phenotyping the progeny to determine each genotype’s tolerance or sensitivity to excess moisture. The individuals will then be genotyped using the 60k SNP BeadChip Array and then analyzed for QTL. Results from this project will assist researchers in understanding B. napus tolerance in excess moisture conditions and provides a key opportunity to identify candidate genes through high-coverage analysis. 

Presentation Submission 

A DropBox File Request will be sent to you after February 5, 2022. 
Please upload your pre-recorded presentation there.

Your pre-recorded presentation video should be 10-12 minutes, and will be followed by a brief live Q+A on Saturday, March 5, 2022. 

There are many ways to record your presentation, but here are some easy-to-use suggestions with links to detailed instructions:

  1. Panopto Express 

  2. Zoom

  3. Webex

Please feel free to use any other method you feel comfortable with. If you have any questions, email

Once submitted, your video will be reviewed by a member of the organizing committee and you will be sent a confirmation email letting you know it was received and reviewed. 

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