As part of a cottonwood common garden experiment, 1000 Populus trichocarpa from the center of its natural range are being propagated in the Northern Arizona University Research Greenhouses (managed by Phil Patterson), in preparation for spring planting at a SEGA field site in Arizona and at another site in Oregon on GreenWood Resources property. The genome-wide association study (GWAS) is funded by the U.S. DOE BioSciences Energy Center and is coordinated by the Plant Molecular Biology Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For more information on the project see http://www.bioenergycenter.org.
1000 Genomes Cottonwood Genetics and Bioenergy Project
Dr. Gerald A. Tuskan