Summary of DFGP

Over the past decade we have used quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping to dissect adaptive and economic traits in Douglas-fir, loblolly pine and poplar. Though highly informative, these studies do not reveal which genes are responsible for controlling traits of interest.

In this study we propose to use a population genomic approach called association mapping to identify the specific genes (i.e. loci and alleles) that are responsible for phenotypic differences in adaptive traits of Douglas-fir.








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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.
Wegrzyn J.L., Lee J.M., Liechty J., Neale D.B. (2009) PineSAP - Sequence Alignment and SNP Identification Pipeline. Bioinformatics. 25:2609-2610. Full Text.

Latest Meeting Abstracts

Eckert A.J. 2009. Genomic approaches to the identification of adaptive genetic diversity in forest trees.. Western Forest Genetics Association Biennial Meeting. August, 2009.