Abstract Submission Instructions ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS – TIMELINES Deadline for Abstract Submissions is 15 December 2009. Authors may submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Please note that not all requests for oral presentations in the main conference sessions can be granted. Authors submitting oral presentations abstracts will be informed of acceptance by the end of January 2010. Short oral presentations may be selected for workshop sessions. All Abstracts MUST be submitted online using the online Abstract Submission Form. Hand- written, faxed and emailed abstracts will not be accepted. Abstracts should be emailed to Barbara Hoggard-Lulay at firstname.lastname@example.org. All abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Please ensure that the abstracts include the following information with presenting author’s name underlined and corresponding authors email: A list of the all co-authors and their affiliations, The most appropriate session of the conference for your presentation Your preference for an oral or poster presentation. Please note that not all requests for oral presentations can be granted. Selection of oral presentations will be made by the conference scientific committees of IFLRC and AEP. ABSTRACT FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS - ORAL & POSTER PRESENTATIONS 1. The entire abstract should fit on one single page of A4 paper with 3 cm margins on top, bottom and sides. 2. A total word count of 250 or less is recommended, excluding the number of words used in the title, the authors’ names and affiliations, and references (maximum of three). 3. Abstracts should be prepared using the following instructions (a sample abstract is provided below). Please use single line spacing. Use a standard word processing program such as MS Word (MS Word 97 or later versions) and Times New Roman font to type your abstract. Use12 point font in bold for the title of your abstract. Title, authors, affiliations and address lines should be centre justified. For the body of the abstract, use 11 point font with sub-headings in bold (1. Introduction, 2. Materials and Methods, 3. Results, 4. Conclusions, 5. References) and in the body of your abstract. Each sub-heading should start with a new paragraph. Please justify the body of the abstract to both margins. 4. MAXIMUM poster size is 1 m (width) x 1.2 m (length). Accepted poster presentations will be allocated to a poster number. All necessary equipments (e.g. poster boards) required for poster presentations will be supplied by the Conference Organizers. At the end of the allocated poster session, presenting authors should remove their posters. 5. Oral presentation abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. We are in correspondence with a scientific journal to publish relevant papers. A special issue of Grain Legumes magazine will also include some of the presentations. 6. Use PowerPoint (97 or later versions) to prepare your oral presentation. 7. Abstracts will be accepted ONLY if the presenting author is registered for the conference. Example of a properly formatted abstract: Expanding the Variation by Induced Mutations in Cicer reticulatum Ladizinsky C. Toker1 1 Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, TR-07070 Antalya, Turkey. 1. Introduction: Two distinct chickpeas of the domestic chickpea are referred to as ‘desi’ or microsperma and ‘kabuli’ or macrosperma (Moreno and Cubero, 1978). Morphological variation in C. reticulatum Ladiz., the wild progenitor of the chickpea (van der Maesen et al., 2007), is narrower than those of the domestic chickpeas (Berger et al., 2003). The aim of the study is to increase the variability in C. reticulatum. 2. Materials and Methods: Seeds of C. reticulatum was irradiated with 200, 300 and 400 Gy of gamma rays from a 60Co source in TAEK. M1 plants were grown in spring of 2005 and harvested individually. M2 generation was raised in separate rows during 2006. Mutation frequency was estimated on the basis of M 2 plant progenies. The selected mutants from M2 generation were sown for progeny testing in the autumn of 2007. 3. Results: In M2 and M3 generation, mutants such as large-seeded and green seed coat color, erect growth habit, indehiscent pods, double-podded, and multipinnate leaf shape were isolated. Although the parent has pink flower color, a mutant with white flowers was also isolated 4. Conclusions: Morphologic variability has been increased among these progenies. Based on the induced mutants obtained from this study, the domestic ‘kabuli’ chickpea could have directly emerged from C. reticulatum in ancient Eastern Turkey. 5. References Berger J, Abbo S, Turner NC (2003) Ecogeography of annual wild Cicer species: The poor state of the world collection. Crop Sci 43:1076-1090 Moreno M, Cubero JI (1978) Variation in Cicer arietinum L. Euphytica 27:465-485 van der Maesen LJG, Maxted N, Javadi F, Coles S, Davies AMR (2007) Taxonomy of the genus Cicer revisited. In: Yadav SS, Redden B, Chen W, Sharma B (eds) Chickpea breeding and management. CAB International, Wallingford, pp 14-46 ORAL SUBMISSION Session 3 – Innovations in Science and Production of Grain Legumes, Evolution and diversity of grain legumes POSTER SUBMISSION Please note: Poster categories will be allocated to groups similar to session and current and potential workshop categories. Please indicate if presenting poster author is a graduate student. You may be eligible for a prize. Awards for best student posters will be given for each category.
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