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.


News & Updates

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



Partcipating Organizations

Upcoming Events

April 19-23, 2014
Third International Symposium on Biology of Rare and Endemic Plant Species
Antalya, Turkey

May 8-13, 2014
Bark & Ambrosia Beetle Academy
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

June 8-12, 2014
SMBE: Molecular Evolution: From Genome Technology to the History of Life
Puerto Rico


Latest Publications

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.