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Gifu 2018: meeting of the International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research

  • Tomokazu KawashimaEmail author
  • Mark A. JohnsonEmail author
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The 25th meeting of the International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research (IASPRR) was held in beautiful and historic Gifu from June 11–16, 2018. This was the first time that Japan hosted this biannual gathering, called the International Congress on Sexual Plant Reproduction (ICSPR). The congress highlighted the tremendous progress being made in understanding the diversity of plant reproduction mechanisms, the focus of our field on developing young scientists, and the emergence of Asia as a major center for work in this area.

Plant reproduction from development of flowers to dispersal of seeds

The congress was deftly organized by Tetsu Kinoshita (Yokohama City University, Japan) and a great success, attracting more than 350 scientists (40% female and 60% male) from over 30 countries. Participants enjoyed the international atmosphere; approximately 100 scientists were from Japan, 100 were from China, and 150 were from other countries. There were 72 talks in nine sessions...

Reference

  1. Sun MX, Yang WC, Higashiyama T (2018) Special issue on plant reproduction research in Asia. Plant Reprod 31:1–2CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant and Soil SciencesUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and BiochemistryBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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