Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

Plant genomics is the field of advanced science that allows scientist to examine numerous number of genes and to understand the genetic architecture of plant genomes and separate the genes responsible for mutations. It involves in sequencing and analysis of plant genome. It also helps in maintaining the large number of database that assists us to study genetic variation and to develop new plant type. Plant Functional Genomics will help speed up the identification and isolation of genes that might be of interest with respect to diverse biological questions. This valuable contribution to the field clarifies the challenges yet to be faced and the opportunities that could someday expand the frontiers of plant sciences.

  • Track 1-1Mutations
  • Track 1-2Genome Sequencing
  • Track 1-3Crop Yield Improvement
  • Track 1-4Maintenance of Database
  • Track 1-5Next Generation Sequencing

Plant biotechnology can be defined as the introduction of desirable traits into plants through genetic modification. This allow researchers to detect and map genes, discover their functions, select for specific genes in genetic resources and breeding, and transfer genes for specific traits into plants where they are needed.

  • Track 2-1Genetic structures and mechanisms
  • Track 2-2Identification of traits and genes that can contribute to agriculture
  • Track 2-3Plant genome sequences, molecular markers, and bioinformatics
  • Track 2-4Gene Editing/Genome Editing
  • Track 2-5Synthetic Biology

Plant nutrition is ultimately an applied subject that seeks to understand the processes and mechanisms that underpin the uptake, assimilation and internal redistribution of nutrients by plants and then to use this information to improve the yield or quality of harvested plant parts, be they grains, storage roots or leafy vegetables. The subject now also encompasses the understanding of the responses of plants to nutrient toxicities as well as new topics such as metal ‘hyper accumulation’ and its exploitation in soil decontamination.

  • Track 3-1Mapping Nutritional Traits
  • Track 3-2Protein Engineering
  • Track 3-3Drug Development and design
  • Track 3-4Green nanotechnology
  • Track 3-5Management from heavy metal contamination
  • Track 3-6Transgenic plants producing vaccines

Plant molecular Breeding is the use of genetic manipulation performed at DNA molecular level to improve the characters of interest in plants overtime to make them better crops and more nourishing food. Population genetics involves in the examination and modelling of changes in the frequencies of genes and alleles in plant populations over time and space. There are two methods in plant breeding- Conventional method and Unconventional method. Polyploidy have many effects on plants which vary greatly from species to species, as well as from functions of gene expression, ploidy level, heterozygosity and different traits of individual plants.

  • Track 4-1QTL mapping or gene discovery
  • Track 4-2Marker assisted Breeding
  • Track 4-3Genetic engineering
  • Track 4-4Population Genetics
  • Track 4-5Polyploidy in Plant Breeding
  • Track 4-6Marketing and Societal Issues

The innovation in agricultural genomics will continue its contribution in sustainable productivity and offers solution to challenges in facing global population. The increase of investment in agriculture is mainly due to the use of nitrogen fertilizer because it directly affects yield as a large amount of nitrogen is being wasted up and not absorbed by the plants. Improving efficiency of nitrogen usage by genetic improvement is necessary for the agricultural development. Agricultural genomics involves various types of breeding techniques like Marker-Assisted breeding, Conventional Breeding etc. to improve the yield of crops. Cereals or crops belongs to monocot family and are cultivated globally as they provide huge amount of energy, therefore it is known as staple crops. Development and use of all kinds of molecular markers use and construction of molecular maps, study of population genetics and domestication of cereals can be done using tools of genomics research.

  • Track 5-1Functional Genomics
  • Track 5-2Effective Nutrient Usage
  • Track 5-3Conventional Breeding
  • Track 5-4Transcriptome Analysis
  • Track 5-5Marker-Assisted Breeding
  • Track 5-6Rice Genome
  • Track 5-7Phenotype Analysis
  • Track 5-8Bioinformatics in Cereal Database

Plant Pathology is defined as the study of the organisms and environmental conditions that cause disease in plants, the mechanisms by which this occurs, the interactions between these causal agents and the plant (effects on plant growth, yield and quality). It involves involves in  the study of pathogen identification, disease etiology, disease cycles, economic impact, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease resistance and how plant diseases affect humans and animals,  management of plant diseases and the methods of managing or controlling plant disease. It also interfaces knowledge from other scientific fields such as mycology, microbiology, virology, biochemistry, bio-informatics, etc.

  • Track 6-1Epidemiology
  • Track 6-2Plant Pathogens
  • Track 6-3Fungal and viral phytopathology
  • Track 6-4Diagnosis of Plant Disease
  • Track 6-5Pre-harvest disease management

Plant Proteomics is concerned with the entire complement of proteins of plants including the modifications made to a set of proteins. Proteomics is an in-depth study of a specific proteome, including information on protein and its modifications and variations. Proteomics works with the interacting partners and members associated with it in a sequential network. Plant Proteomics features the quick advance in this field in plants, with accentuation on late work in demonstrate plant species, subcellular organelles, and parts of the vegetation cycle, for example, flagging, multiplication and stress physiology. Image processing techniques can be used to describe the entire protein content of plant organelles.

  • Track 7-1Conventional and advanced techniques
  • Track 7-2Mass Spectroscopy
  • Track 7-3Bioinformatics analysis
  • Track 7-4Plant System Biology
  • Track 7-5Image Processing techniques and Applications

Plant Hormones are chemical messengers that are made in one place in the plant body and deliver their message in a totally different place in the plant body. There are many hormones such as Auxin, Gibberellin, Cytokinin, Ethylene and Abscisic Acid by which each hormone is responsible for each functions in plants. The drought signalling in plants is done by Abscisic acid during the time when there is stress on water availability. These hormones found only in small concentration but plays a vital role in plant growth, metabolism, aging etc. and study of these hormones are necessary to know well about plants.

  • Track 8-1Hormones influencing Plant Movement
  • Track 8-2Gibberellin in Plant Elongation
  • Track 8-3Cell Division and Cell Repair
  • Track 8-4Gaseous Hormone
  • Track 8-5Drought Signalling in Plants

Plant metabolism is defined as the complex of chemical and physical events of respiration, photosynthesis, and the synthesis and degradation of organic compounds. These metabolic pathway allows the organism to perform all the normal life processes such as growth and maintenance of cell structures, repair damage, reproduction and respond to environment. The enzymatic activity of plants is controlled by allosteric sites by which modulator or effectors binds to it. Plant hormones are responsible for chemical signalling in plants. Auxin is the hormone responsible for phototropism in plants. The drought signalling in plants is done by Abscisic acid during the time when there is stress on water availability. Calcium signalling is one of the very important  intracellular second messenger molecules involved in many signal transduction pathways in plants. Nitric Oxide signalling is also an important chemical signalling adopted by plants for efficient utilisation of Nitrogen from the soil.

  • Track 9-1Regulation by Allosteric Sites
  • Track 9-2Transcription and Translocation Control
  • Track 9-3Modulation by Ligands and Compartmentalisation
  • Track 9-4CAM Photosynthesis
  • Track 9-5Phototropism
  • Track 9-6Abcisic Acid
  • Track 9-7Calcium Signalling

Phytology is the branch of biology that deals with the scientific study of plants. It covers wide range of scientific discipline such as structure, metabolism, growth, reproduction, development,diseases and chemical properties, transportation and translocation of plants . The useful properties of plants and the possibilities for cultivating them are studied by plant phytology. The research in phytology of plants helps in providing staple foods, in synthesis of raw materials and chemicals in construction, environmental management, energy production and the maintenance of biodiversity can be done.

 

  • Track 10-1Plant Cell biology
  • Track 10-2Plant Growth Factors
  • Track 10-3Environment Management
  • Track 10-4Cultivation Methods
  • Track 10-5Recent advancements in Plant Science

Medicinal plants which is being used in traditional medicinal practices are discovered in pre-historic times. It is a plant that is used to attempt to maintain health, to be administered for a specific condition, or both, whether in modern medicine or in traditional medicine.  Plants synthesise hundreds of chemical compounds for functions including defence against insects, fungi, diseases, and herbivorous mammals. These phytochemicals used by the medicinal plants can be used in pharmacological activities which has the tendency to bind directly to the body pain receptor or disease-causing receptor. Plants that produce and exude Aromatic substances, which are used in making perfumes, in cooking, and in the food, pharmaceutical, and liquor industries. These are also used for medicinal purposes. Aromatic plants are from a numerically large group of economically important plants.

  • Track 11-1Ornamental plants and bioactive compounds
  • Track 11-2Olive Bio actives: Applications and Prospects
  • Track 11-3Phytochemistry Experts Meeting
  • Track 11-4Drug discovery from natural sources and Herbal Medicines
  • Track 11-5Natural products in plant medicine
  • Track 11-6Plant Pharmacology

Plant tissue culture is the technique of growing and maintaining plant cells, tissues or organs especially on artificial medium in suitable containers under controlled environmental conditions. Any part of a plant is taken out which is known as explant and grown in a test tube under sterile conditions. Cell division from explant forms callus which can be grown into another new plant. Plantlets can be regenerated by tissue culturing which involves various methods such as inoculation, incubation, regeneration and hardening. Transgenic plants can also be engineered by tissue culturing techniques. Micropropagation is an integrated technique which also involves in regeneration of plants by various methods such as Multiplication by Adventitious Shoots, Axillary Buds and Apical Shoots, Multiplication Through Callus Culture, Organogenesis and Somatic Embryogenesis.

  • Track 12-1Callus and Suspension Culture
  • Track 12-2Embryo Culture
  • Track 12-3Regeneration of Plantlets
  • Track 12-4Somatic Hydridisation
  • Track 12-5Micropropagation in plants
  • Track 12-6Resistance to Weedicides

Genome editing is a way of making specific changes to the DNA of a cell or organism. Genome editing has been used in agriculture to genetically modify crops to improve their yields and resistance to disease and drought. It can be used to change the DNA in plant cell to understand their biology and how they work and to fight against diseases in plants. Crop Improvement involves in the engineering of plants done for the benefit of humanity. It can be achieved by three steps- Selection, Isolation and Breeding. Gene editing is the insertion, deletion or replacement of DNA at a specific site in the genome of an organism or cell which can be done with the help of molecular scissors. Genetically Modified crops have been developed to resist abiotic stresses, such as extreme temperature, drought or salinity, and biotic stresses, such as pathogens, insects etc. and to increase the crop yield.

  • Track 13-1Transgenic technology
  • Track 13-2Multiplex Automated Genomic Engineering
  • Track 13-3Gene Editing
  • Track 13-4Analysis of Crop Performance
  • Track 13-5Genetically Modified Crops
  • Track 13-6Ethical and Safety Concerns
  • Track 13-7Endogenous gene labelling

Plant synthetic biology is the field of science that combines engineering principles with plant biology toward the design, production of new devices, traditional crop improvement and novel bioproduction in plants. The knowledge gained through Systems Biology research acts as a solid foundation for redesigning the gene pathways to accelerate the adaptation of plants to water-limited environments using synthetic biology techniques. Pharmaceutical production in plants may create the flow of pharmaceutical materials into the human food chain, especially when food crops are used and it would be useful in curing many diseases.

  • Track 14-1Photosynthetic Improvement
  • Track 14-2Plastid Engineering
  • Track 14-3Adaptation to Stress Response
  • Track 14-4Biopharmaceuticals
  • Track 14-5Bioenergy Traits Engineering

Phytotoxins refers to poisonous substance derived from plants. These substances may be growth inhibitors, neurotoxins, carcinogens, and teratogens. They are classified based on their structural and chemical properties such as Alkaloids, Glycosides, Proteins, Anti-Vitamins etc. These phytotoxins create a significant change when it enters into the human food chain by disturbing ion channels thereby blocks the activity of central nervous system. Some substance secreted by plants have an irritant effect on skin after being irradiated by UV light. They absorb UV light, become activated and then causes cell damage by inhibiting DNA synthesis  in skin. Food Poisoning are also caused by plant phytotoxins depends on many factors such as cooking methods, individual susceptibility, level of toxins which may vary according to the species and geographical environment.

  • Track 15-1Glycoside Phytotoxins
  • Track 15-2Toxicological Effects
  • Track 15-3Food Poisoning
  • Track 15-4Preventive Measures to avoid Poisoning
  • Track 15-5Mechanism of Action

Agricultural science is the branch of science that involves in management of biological systems for the sustainable production of fibre and food. It has the potential to lower the cost of raw materials, increase farming revenue and improve the environmental quality. Sustainable management of land and soil supports agricultural productivity, climate change mitigation,  food security, and a range of ecosystem services. The by-products that is obtained from plants during photosynthesis are very useful in power generation. A large organic matter is being generated during this time and are being excreted by the roots back to the soil. This is being consumed by the micro-organism present in the soil and release electrons as the result of consumption. The released electrons can be harnessed as electricity. By sustainable agriculture it is possible to make the earth more pollution free by large production and usage of biodegradable plastics from plants.

  • Track 16-1Biology of Plant Cells
  • Track 16-2Agricultural System Analysis
  • Track 16-3Development of Soil Health
  • Track 16-4Plants in Power Generation
  • Track 16-5Plant Plastic Production
  • Track 16-6Biofuels

Plant Bioinformatics focuses on applied bioinformatics with specific applications to crops and model plants. This can be helpful where scientists have been involved in numerous projects and their results or potential outcomes can be stored, analysed and shared with the help of computers. They also need tools, such as computer software, to manage the information; and algorithms, to analyze the information and use it to answer specific questions, such as the location of genes, the structure of proteins, and species relatedness. Thus, it is the branch of science that combines power of computers, mathematical algorithms, and statistics with concepts in the life sciences to solve biological problems.

  • Track 17-1Protein Sequence analysis
  • Track 17-2Expression data
  • Track 17-3Bibliographic data
  • Track 17-4Molecular Structures
  • Track 17-5Micro-array data analysis

Crop science is the very integrative science including plant rearing transgenic edit change plant physiology and enhanced assortments of agronomic turf utilizing created trimming framework and neighbourhood products to deliver nourishment feed fuel fiber for developing populace. a century ago harvest science accomplished victories now which are the piece of regular daily existence. the part of harvest science for biofuel creation will increment forthcoming year. starch, sugar and sucrose that can be changed over to biofuel and ethanol for advancement of biomass yield and limiting the contributions of compost water system and pesticides it is expecting to develop all bioenergy crops. what’s more for limit the opposition between biofuel products and human sustenance crops.

  • Track 18-1Entomology
  • Track 18-2Horticulture
  • Track 18-3Soil Science
  • Track 18-4Production Technique
  • Track 18-5Crop Biology and Genetics
  • Track 18-6Nutritional Quality

Maintenance of crop health is essential for successful farming in both quality of produce and crop yield. The need for agricultural pest management is increasing day by day because one-fourth of the crop yield is being wasted due to pest damage on crops. So, it becomes necessary for development of better tool for controlling insects. The first and foremost step in pest management is identifying which insect is responsible for damage in each crop. Then the formulation of pest management plan is necessary to control the attack of pests in plants. There are four main groups of pests responsible for damage of crops- Weeds, Invertebrates, Pathogens and Vertebrates. Pest management methods can be categorised into four groups such as cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical.

  • Track 19-1Pest Identification
  • Track 19-2Groups of Pests
  • Track 19-3Formulating Pest Management Plan
  • Track 19-4Types of Pest Management
  • Track 19-5Limitation of Pest Management