This includes works directly funded by the HWG original NSF grant as well as related projects from the principal investigators.

2015

Chen CC, Xu Y, Xu T, Staton M, Stott G, Bukles O, Schlarbaum SE, Carlson JE, Liang H. Diversity level of genomic microsatellites in redbay (Persea borbonia L.) generated by Illumina sequencing. Journal of Plant Science and Molecular Breeding. 2015 May 13;4(1):2.

Collins E, Sullivan AR, Gailing O. Limited effective gene flow between two interfertile red oak species. Trees DOI 10.1007/s00468-015-1194-3

Khodwekar S, Staton M, Coggeshall MV, Carlson JE, Gailing O. Nuclear microsatellite markers for population genetic studies in sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.). Annals of Forest Research. 2015 Apr 15;58(2):193-204.

Lind-Riehl J, Gailing O. Fine-scale spatial genetic structure of two red oak species, Quercus rubra and Quercus ellipsoidalis. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 2015 Jun 1;301(6):1601-12.

Owusu SA, Sullivan AR, Weber JA, Hipp AL, Gailing O. Taxonomic Relationships and Gene Flow in Four North American Quercus Species (Quercus section Lobatae). Systematic Botany. 2015 Aug 10;40(2):510-21.

Staton M, Best T, Khodwekar S, Owusu S, Xu T, Xu Y, Jennings T, Cronn R, Arumuganathan AK, Coggeshall M, Gailing O. Preliminary Genomic Characterization of Ten Hardwood Tree Species from Multiplexed Low Coverage Whole Genome Sequencing. PloS one. 2015 Dec 23;10(12):e0145031.

Staton M, Zhebentyayeva T, Olukolu B, Fang GC, Nelson D, Carlson JE, Abbott AG. Substantial genome synteny preservation among woody angiosperm species: comparative genomics of Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima) and plant reference genomes. BMC genomics. 2015 Oct 5;16(1):1.

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.

Zhang R, Hipp AL, Gailing O. Sharing of chloroplast haplotypes among red oak species suggests interspecific gene flow between neighboring populations. Botany. 2015 Jul 21;93(10):691-700.

2014

Gailing, O. (2014). Identification of Genes under Selection in Interfertile, but Ecologically Divergent Oaks. Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov: Series II: Forestry: Wood Industry: Agricultural Food Engineering, 7(56), 1-10.

GAILING, O. (2014). Strategies to Identify Adaptive Genes in Hybridizing Trees like Oaks and Poplars. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 42(2), 299-309. doi:10.15835/nbha.42.2.9739

Lind-Riehl, Jennifer & Gailing, Oliver (2014). Fine-scale spatial genetic structure of two red oak species, Quercus rubra and Quercus ellipsoidalis. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 1-12.

Gailing, O., & Curtu, A. (2014). Interspecific gene flow and maintenance of species integrity in oaks. Annals Of Forest Research, 57(1), 5-18. doi:10.15287/afr.2014.171

Borkowski DS, McCleary T, McAllister M, Romero-Severson J. (2014) Primers for 52 polymorphic regions in the Quercus rubra chloroplast, 47 of which amplify across 11 tracheophyte clades. Tree Genetics & Genomes 10(4):885-893

Campbell FT, Schlarbaum S (2014). Fading Forests III. Published online May 2014. The Nature Conservancy,

Lind-Riehl JF, Sullivan AR, Gailing O. (2014) Evidence for selection on a CONSTANS-like gene between two red oak species. Annals of Botany 113(6):967-975.

Noakes AG, Best T, Staton ME, Koch J, Romero-Severson J. (2014). Cross amplification of 15 EST-SSR markers in the genus Fraxinus. Conservation Genetics Resources. 10.1007/s12686-014-0260-2

2013

Fang GC, Blackmon BP, Staton ME, Nelson CD, Kubisiak TL, Olukolu BA, Henry D, Zhebentyayeva Y, Saski CA, Cheng CH, Monsanto M, Ficklin S, Atkins M, Georgi LL, Barakat A, Wheeler N, Carlson JE, Sederoff R, Abbott AG. (2013). A physical map of the Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima) genome and its integration with the genetic map. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 9 (2), 525.

Lind, J. & O. Gailing (2013). Genetic structure of Quercus rubra L. and Q. ellipsoidalis E. J. Hill populations at gene-based EST-SSR and nuclear SSR markers. Tree Genetics and Genomes. 9:707.

McCleary TS, M McAllister, M Coggeshall, J Romero-Severson. (2013). EST-SSR markers reveal synonymies, homonymies and relationships inconsistent with putative pedigrees in chestnut cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 60(4):1209.

Owusu SA, Staton M, Jennings TN, Schlarbaum S, Coggeshall MV, Romero-Severson J, Carlson JE, Gailing O. Development of genomic microsatellites in Gleditsia triacanthos (Fabaceae) using Illumina sequencing. Applications in plant sciences. 2013 Dec;1(12).

Petit RJ, Carlson J, Curtu AL, Loustau ML, Plomion C, González-Rodríguez A, Sork V, Ducousso A. (2013). Fagaceae trees as models to integrate ecology, evolution and genomics. New Phytologist. 197:369.

Sullivan, A.R. Lind, J.F., McCleary, T.S., Romero-Severson, J. & O. Gailing. (2013). Development and characterization of genomic and gene-based microsatellite markers in North American red oak species. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 31:231.

Utley, C.; Nguyen, T.; Roubtsova, T.; Coggeshall, M.; Ford, T.C.; Grauke, L.J.; Graves, A.D.; Leslie, C.A.; McKenna, J.; Woeste, K.; Yaghmour, M.A.; Cranshaw, W.; Seybold, S.J.; Bostock, R.A.; Tisserat, N. (2013). Susceptibility of walnut and hickory species to Geosmithia morbida. Plant Disease. 97(5):601.

Xu Y, Thammannagowda S, Thomas TP, Azadi P, Schlarbaum SE, Liang H. LtuCAD1 Is a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase ortholog involved in lignin biosynthesis in liriodendron tulipifera L., a basal angiosperm timber species. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 2013 Oct 1;31(5):1089-99.

2012

Gailing, O., Lind, J. & E. Lilleskov. (2012). Leaf morphological and genetic differentiation between Quercus rubra L. and Q. elliposidalis E. J. Hill populations in contrasting environments. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 298:1533.

Wegrzyn, J.L.; Main, D.; Figueroa, B.; Choi, M.; Yu, J.; Neale, D.B.; Jung, S.; Lee, T.; Staton, M.; Zheng, P.; Ficklin, S.; Cho, I.; Peace, C.; Evans, K.; Volk, G.; Oraguzie, N.; Chen, C.; Olmstead, M.; Gmitter Jr., G.; Abbott, A.G. (20130Uniform standards for genome databases in forest and fruit trees", Tree Genetics and Genomes 8:549-557.

2011

Jiao,Y; Wickett, N; Ayyampalayam, S; Chanderbali, A.; Landherr, L; Ralph, PE; Tomsho, LP; Liang, H; Soltis, PS; Soltis, D; Clifton, SE; Schlarblum, SE; Schuster, SC; Ma, H; Leebens-Mack, J; dePamphilis, CW., "Phylogenomic detection of ancient polyploidy in seed plants and angiosperms.", Nature, p. 97, vol. 473, (2011).

Liang, H.; Ayyampalayam, S. ; Wickett, N. ; Barakat, A. ; Xu, Y.; Landherr, L.; Ralph, P.: Xu, T.: Schlarbaum, S.E.: Leebens-Mack, J. H.; dePamphilis, C.W., "Generation of a large-scale genomic resource for functional and comparative genomics in Liriodendron.", Tree Genetics and Genomes, p. 941, vol. 7, (2011).

Liang, H.; Barakat, A.; Schlarbaum, S.E.; Carlson, J.E., "Organization of the chromosome region harboring a FLORICAULA/LEAFY gene in Liriodendron.", Tree Genetics and Genomes, p. 373, vol. 7, (2011).

Xu, X.; Schlarbaum, S.E.: Liang, H., "Characterization of a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase homolog in Liriodendron tulipifera.", Journal of Systematics and Evolution, p. 396, vol. 49, (2011).


Newsletters

Newsletters will be published every 3-6 months.

Date Released File Description
January, 2015 Project Update (Volume 4, Issue 1) This will be the final newsletter produced by the NSF sponsored project on hardwood genomics. We hope you will find it informative, and that you will be able to benefit from the resources developed and posted at the project website. The project will continue for another 6 months as a no-cost extension, and data will be continually uploaded to the website. The website should continue to be supported by other funding for several years. The project team members wish to thank those on the SAB once more for all their support and assistance.
February, 2014 Project Update (Volume 3, Issue 1) Lots of progress to report in scientific and outreach endeavors with plenty more planned for the last year of the grant.
March, 2013 Project Update (Volume 2, Issue 1) The second annual meeting, genomic SSRs, new green ash mapping objective and other news.
Oct. 2011 Project Update (Volume 1, Issue 2) The first annual meeting, the Schatz Tree Genetics Colloquim and the progress thus far.
Mar. 2011 Project Announcement (Volume 1, Issue 1) An overview of the project and profiles for each participating investigator and their research goals.


Progress Reports

Quarterly and yearly progress reports will be posted here for public download.

Date(s) File Description
Oct. 2015 Final Report Overview of entire granting period prepared by the project Principal Investigators.
Jan. 2014 SAB Report Y3 Response Response to the comments from the Scientific Advisory Board by the project Principal Investigators.
Jan. 2014 SAB Report Y3 Comments from the five members of the Scientific Advisory Board regarding progress through the third year of the grant and future objectives.
Nov. 2013 Annual Report (Year 3) submitted to the NSF Overview of the third year of activities, including outreach, publications and scientific results.
Dec. 2012 Annual Report (Year 2) submitted to the NSF Overview of the second year of activities, including outreach, publications and scientific results.
Nov. 2012 SAB Report Y2 Response Response to the comments from the Scientific Advisory Board by the project Principal Investigators.
Oct. 2012 SAB Report Y2 Comments from the five members of the Scientific Advisory Board regarding progress through the second year of the grant and future objectives.
Feb. 2012 Quarterly Report Y1Q4 Marker screening results from four species, updates on population development and a revised time table for project activities.
Nov. 2011 Annual Report submitted to the NSF Overview of the first year of activities, including outreach, publications and scientific results.
Oct. 2011 SAB Report Y1 Response Response to the comments from the Scientific Advisory Board by the project Principal Investigators.
July 2011 SAB Report Y1 Comments from the five members of the Scientific Advisory Board regarding progress through the first year of the grant and future objectives.
May 2011 Quarterly Report Y1Q1 Descriptions of mapping populations, an update on tissue collection for RNA sequencing and strategies for marker development.