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.








Partcipating Organizations

Upcoming Events

July 14-19, 2013
Ecological & Evolutionary Genomics at the Gordon Research Conference
University of New England, Biddeford, ME


Latest Publications

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.