Summary of SSGP

This project aims to begin to investigate the genetic basis of adaptation in coast redwood using genome-based tools developed and successfully applied for similar studies in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and other conifers. The information gained from this study will be novel in that we will generate the first genome-based tools for redwood, a species generally considered to be recalcitrant to such genetic analysis due to its large and polyploid genome.








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Latest Publications

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.
Neale D.B., Ingvarsson Par K. (2008) Population, quantitative and comparative genomics of adaptation in forest trees. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 11:149-155. Full Text.
Ahuja M.R., Neale D.B. (2002) Origins of Polyploidy in Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl.) and Relationship of Coast Redwood to other Genera of Taxodiaceae. Silvae Genetica. 51:93-99. Full Text.

Latest Meeting Abstracts

Neale D.B. 2009. Association studies for complex traits in conifers. Genome Scans and Association Mapping. Workshop on Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of Genomics-Based Technologies in Forest Tree Breeding and Forest Genetics. October 9, 2009.