Summary of ADAPT

Forest trees exhibit remarkable adaptations to their environments. One of the greatest challenges for these trees though is adapting to the cold. This process is highly synchronized with the environmental cues relating to photoperiod and temperature. The genetic basis for phenotypic adaption to these climatic gradients has been established through a long history of common garden, provenance, and genecological studies. The identities of genes underlying these traits, however, have remained elusive and this so have the patterns of adaptive molecular diversity in forest tree genomes.

     

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  • Nucleotide Diversity Est. for Re-sequenced Amplicons-Cold Tolerance (xls) (pdf)
  • Summary of SNPs within Re-sequenced Amplicons (xls) (pdf)
 

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January 10-14, 2015
Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXIII
San Diego, California, USA

June 16-17, 2015
35th New Phytologist Symposium: The genomes of forest trees: new frontiers of forest biology
Boston, MA, USA

August 23-28, 2015
5th Intl Workshop on the Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions in Forestry
Orléans, France

     

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Eckert A., Wegrzyn J.L., Pande B., Jermstad k.D., Lee J.M., Liechty J.D., Tearse B.R., Krutovsky k.V., Neale D.B. (2009) Multilocus patterns of nucleotide diversity and divergence reveal positive selection at candidate genes related to cold-hardiness in coastal Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii). Genetics. 183:289-298. Full Text.
Krutovsky K.V., Saich R., Hipkins V.D., Neale D.B. (2009) Estimation of population structure in coastal Douglas-fir [Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco var. menziesii] using allozyme and microsatellite markers. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 5:641-658. Full Text.
Eckert A.J., Bower A.D., Wegrzyn J.L., Pande B., Jermstad K.D., Krutovsky K.V., Neale D.B. (2009) Association Genetics of Coastal Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii, Pinaceae). I. Cold-Hardiness Related Traits. Genetics. 182:1289-1302. Full Text.