Common NameTulip Poplar
AbbreviationL. tulipifera
Other Common Names: tulip tree, American tulip tree, tuliptree, yellow poplar
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Magnoliaceae
Chromosome Number: 2n=38 1
Genome Size: 1,802 Mbp per haploid genome (±16 SD) (Liang et al., 2007)

Biomaterial Browser
The following browser provides a list of biomaterials associated with this organism.
Biomaterial NameOrganismBiomaterial Provider
TP-7HR-80ppbLiriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
TP-7HR-225ppbLiriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
TP-7HR-125ppbLiriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
TP-29Day-COLiriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
TP-29Day-80Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
TP-29Day-225Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee


The following libraries are associated with this organism.
Library NameType
Tulip Poplar BAC Library (LT__Ba)BAC
Below is a list of transcriptomes available for Liriodendron tulipifera. Click the transcriptome name for further details.
Transcriptome NameAnalysis NameProgramDate ConstructedStats
Liriodendron tulipifera 101314 (CURRENT)de novo Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)Trinity, built under bowtie-1.0.1 and samtools-1.1; CD-HIT-EST2014-10-13Contigs: 58249
Liriodendron tulipifera 120313 (ARCHIVED)de novo Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) - 120313Trinity; CD-HIT-EST2013-12-03Contigs: 53346
Mapping Population
Locations: University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State Nursery Principal Investigators: Scott Schlarbaum (University of Tennessee), Haiying Liang (Clemson University)

Co-PI Schlarbaum generated hundreds of seeds from three years of controlled crosses from parent trees 108A and 23. These seeds were subsequently germinated, grown out and maintained in containers. All seedlings of crosses were screened to confirm paternity, yielding 325 full-sibs that were planted at the East Tennessee State Nursery. The population is being maintained by the UT Tree Improvement Program. Planted seedlings are being protected from rabbits and deer with a 1’ tree shelter around the base of each seedling, encompassed by an 18” diameter, 5’ tall cage of woven wire.

Please contact us for more information or if you are interested in utilizing this population for research. Genotype information will be posted here when publicly available.
Polymorphic SSRs
A subset of SSRs have been screened for polymorphism and published in a population diversity study:

Zhang X, Carlson A, Tian Z, Staton M, Schlarbaum SE, Carlson JE, Liang H. Genetic characterization of Liriodendron seed orchards with EST-SSR markers. Journal of Plant Science and Molecular Breeding. 2015 Mar 27;4(1):1.
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