Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology

CSSA offers specialized Divisions of Interest, giving you the opportunity to develop focused peer networks and information resources. Via the divisions, members present papers at the Annual Meetings and participate in the business meetings. The shootdivisions may also host listservs, web pages and newsletters. As a division member, you can also guide the division direction by participating in elections and serving through leadership opportunities. As a CSSA member, you may belong to as many CSSA Divisions of Interest as you would like.


Division C07 Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology focuses upon investigations of structural and functional genomics; mapping and cloning of genes controlling economically important plant traits; molecular breeding technology; gene structure, expression and function; plant cell and tissue culture; development and use of transgenic crops and microorganisms.

Annual Meetings
Soybean culture submitted by R. Stupar
2016 Annual Meetings
The ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings will be held Nov. 6-9, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ.   View the Annual Meetings website at:
The Plant Genome Impact Factor
The latest release of Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports shows The Plant Genome impact factor is an impressive 3.933 and ranks 21st out of 204 journals in the “Plant Science” category. View the latest issue of The Plant Genome at
C07 events held at Plant and Animal Genome in January of 2016
In order to foster cross-meeting interactions between the Plant and Animal Genome and the Crop Science Socitey of America, two C07 events have been held at PAG for the past two years, and will be again in 2016. 
CSSA: Translational Genomics
This C07 orgainzed workshop at PAG this year will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM in Pacific Salon 1. Visit us at for more information.
Graduate Student Poster Competition to be held at PAGXXII
Div. C-07 sponsors a Graduate Student Poster Competition at the Plant and Animal Genome meetings in San Diego, CA in January; go to or write to Dr. Bob Stupar at if you would like to enter the student and postdoc contest.  The poster competition will emphasize judging based on title, clarity, graphics, organization and content, and subject knowledge. For information on formatting, follow the PAG formatting instructions.   Poster contest winners will be monetarily awarded for first, second, and third places. The student author must be present during judging to be eligible for competition. Eligible participants must have student status during the 2015-2016 academic years and the poster must represent the student research. Winners will be announced via email and announced at the PAG banquet Wednesday night (January 13th, 2016).
Winners of Division C-07 Poster Competition in 2014
1st place: $500:  Shelby Ellison, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2nd place (Tie): $300: Brigid Meints, Oregon State University
2nd place (Tie): $300: Celeste Falcon, University of Minnesota
3rd place: $200:  Mehul Bhakta, University of Florida  Poster title not available
Winners of Division C-07 Poster Competition in 2013
1st place: $500:  Jessica Rutoski from Cornell University.  Poster title not available
2nd place: $400: Ananta Acharya from the University of Georgia:  P0746: Genotyping-by-Sequencing in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum): Method Development and use in Genetic Diversity Assessment
3rd place: $175:  Eric Olsen from Kansas State University.  Poster title not available
Annual Reports
Past reports of the Annual Buisness Meeting for the C7 division
Starting in 2012, C7 jointly holds buisness meetings with C1, the division of Crop Breeding and Genetics.  The meeting minutes can be found, below.

View the C7 Genomics, Molecular Genetics, and Biotechnology Division Officers



FTNIR for fast phenotyping of cowpea seeds for phenols,                       Corn earworm damage rating. Submitted by Juliet Tang

tannins, and flavonoids. Submitted by Archana Gawde