Research

pineconeThe research of Neale Lab focuses on the discovery and understanding of function of genes in forest trees, especially those controlling complex traits, through genetic mapping and genomic science technologies. In the very near future, nearly all the genes in pine will have been cloned and their DNA sequences determined. The cloned genes will serve as tools for functional analysis which will lead to understanding of complex patterns of coordinated expression of genes leading to phenotype. Initially, we have focused on traits of practical value such as wood quality, growth,and disease resistance but we expect to expand our studies to identifying genes determining patterns of adaptation and response to environmental stresses.

Research Projects

 

ADAPT

Wood stiffness is the most important property of structural lumber. Wood characteristics are particularly important…

ACE-SAP

┬áThe ACE-SAP project involves the study of biological and genetic diversity in some plant and animal populations as well as aquatic systems of Trentino….

ADEPT

The goal of the Allele Discovery of Economic Pine Traits (ADEPT) project is to develop an infrastructure for identifying alleles at candidate gene loci that can…

ADEPT2

Our long term goal is to genetically dissect complex traits and understand the relationship between naturally occurring genetic and phenotypic variation in forest trees…

Agenda2020

Wood stiffness is the most important property of structural lumber. Wood characteristics are particularly important…

CCGP

We have formed an international collaboration called the Conifer Comparative Genomics Project (CCGP). The immediate goals of this project are to…

CRSP

Goal #1, Develop further the bioinformatic, genomic and database resources for a Pinaceae comparative genomics infrastructure…

CTGN

Conifer Translational Genomics Network

Dendrome

Dendrome is a collection of forest tree genome databases and other forest genetic information resources for the international forest genetics community.

DFGP

In the Douglas-Fir Genome Project we propose to use a population genomic approach called association mapping to identify the specific genes that are…

 

LGFHN

US forests are being challenged by many natural and anthropgenic stresses, including introduced pathogens and insects, climate change…

LPGP

The Loblolly-Pine Genomics Project is a multi-institutional network of research collaborators with a common and well-defined set of genomics research goals…

PBGP

The DOE’s Breaking the Biological Barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol report identifies poplar as one of the key…

PGP

Traditional pear breeding, like most woody perennial crops, takes a long time due to the breeding life cycle time and time to trait evaluation and can be…

SSGP

This project aims to begin to investigate the genetic basis of adaptation in coast redwood using genome-based tools…

WGMB

This project aims to begin to obtain the genome sequence of walnut (Juglans regia), cultivar ‘Chandler’. Additionally…

WPGP/WHISP

The goal of this study is single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery in the North American members of the white pines (Pinus section strobus)…