Summary of WPGP/WHISP
There are nine white pines (also called five-needle or white pines) belonging to the genus Pinus sub-genus Strobus in North America that are vulnerable to attack by the exotic fungal pathogen Cronartium ribicola, causal agent of white pine blister rust (WPBR). WPBR has reached epidemic proportions in some species and is predicted to have catastrophic ecological consequences in others. The goals of WPGP are to identify and isolate the genes that are responsible for conferring both types of resistance to WPBR.
The goal of WHISP is single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery in the North American members of the white pines (Pinus section strobus). These SNP's will then be utilized to investigate evolutionary relationships among these species.
|July 22-25, 2013|
Forest Genetics 2013 - Canadian Forest Genetics Assoc; WFGA; IUFRO Population, Ecological & Conservation Genetics; IUFRO Breeding PNW Conifers
Hilton Hotel, Whistler, BC, Canada
|Jermstad K.D., Eckert A.J., Wegrzyn J.L., Delfino-Mix A., Davis D.A., Burton D.C., Neale D.B. (2011) Comparative mapping in Pinus: sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana Dougl.) and loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Tree Genetics and Genomes. 7:457-468. 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.
|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.
Latest Meeting Abstracts
|Jermstad K.D., Kinloch B., Burton D., Davis D., Mix A., Eckert A.J., Wegrzyn J.L., Neale D.B. 2009. Mapping loci in sugar pine associated with major gene resistance and partial resistance to
white pine blister rust.. Western Forest Genetics Association Biennial Meeting. August, 2009.