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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
751 24 Uppsala