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Developing single nucleotide polymorphism (snp) markers for adaptive variation in forest trees

Objective

The availability of efficient sequencing methods has made it possible to use a new class of markers based on polymorphism at single nucleotide sites in functional genes. We propose to develop these techniques in trees and to test their use in finding markers in a set of neutral control genes and a set of genes potentially underlying adaptive variation in phenotypic traits responsible for adaptation to local climates. The markers in Scots pine, Norway spruce, maritime pine and oak will be useful to managers of genetic resources, for conservation genetics, and for tree breeding.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OULU
Address
Linanmaa
90571 Oulu
Finland

Participants (6)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De L'hermitage
33610 Cestas
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA
Spain
Address
Carretera De La Coruta Km 7
28040 Madrid
Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)
United Kingdom
Address
Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
THE FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
1,Jokiniemenkuja 1
01301 Vantaa
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
Address
Via Delle Scienze 208
33100 Udine
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Biomedical Center
751 24 Uppsala