Navigation Links
UC research tests new tool to guide reintroduction of the American chestnut
Date:3/19/2012

The death of the American Chestnut due to an Asian bark fungus accidentally introduced to the United States had profound environmental and economic consequences since the tree was highly valued for its strong, workable lumber and a variety of wildlife from deer to birds to bears relied upon the chestnut for food.

Ongoing efforts to reintroduce the American Chestnut are labor intensive and expensive, in part because they rely on genetic cross breeding to produce a tree that is genetically speaking primarily an American Chestnut but endowed with the Chinese Chestnut blight-resistance genes. For instance, one recent blight-resistant strain ready for reintroduction is calculated to be 94 percent American Chestnut and six percent Chinese Chestnut.

Since production of genetically cross-bred American Chestnuts for reintroduction is so laborious, University of Cincinnati graduate and undergraduate biology students recently tested a new software tool called NEWGARDEN in order to see how it might guide preserve managers in creating the most-favorable conditions for reintroduction plantings of American Chestnuts.

The results of that testing, "Founder Placement and Gene Dispersal Affect Population Growth and Genetic Diversity in Restoration Planting of American Chestnut," will be presented by UC biology doctoral student Yamini Kashimshetty at the March 23-25 Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, a conference specifically for undergraduate and graduate student research that will draw representatives from the region.

Several years ago, UC faculty members Steven Rogstad of biological sciences and and Stephan Pelikan of mathematical sciences developed the NEWGARDEN computer program in order to not only track but to predict long-term outcomes for newly founded plant populations in terms of population size and genetic diversity.

Predicting best planting practices for American chestnuts

Using the NEWGARD
'/>"/>

Contact: M.B. Reilly
reillymb@ucmail.uc.edu
513-556-1824
University of Cincinnati
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
2. NC State researchers get to root of parasite genome
3. White Mountain Research Station to host climate change conference
4. Stevens awarded $1M for advanced biofuels research
5. Researchers find animal with ability to survive climate change
6. Researchers find an essential gene for forming ears of corn
7. Researchers note differences between people and animals on calorie restriction
8. Researcher working on destruction of chemical weapons
9. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
10. Researchers discover that growing up too fast may mean dying young in honey bees
11. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust launches operations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UC research tests new tool to guide reintroduction of the American chestnut
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 -- Arizona turned its newborn screening program into a ... months, earning it the first-ever Newborn Screening Quality Award from ... presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona,s Department of Health Services director, ... Humble established a policy of full transparency for the length ... samples to the lab for analysis, and set a target ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean ... basin if their distribution continues to expand as the ... an international team of researchers led by Dr Adriana ... the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies in Spain, is ... of the team surveyed more than 1000 kilometres of ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... the fish world, are the ideal animal in which ... moved from the ocean into tens of thousands of ... changing their skeleton to adapt to the new environment. ... sticklebacks now have turned up one of the genes ... change in that gene,s regulation in a freshwater population ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 2March of Dimes honors Arizona with first-ever newborn screening award 3Tropical fish a threat to Mediterranean Sea ecosystems 2Counting fish teeth reveals regulatory DNA changes behind rapid evolution, adaptation 2Counting fish teeth reveals regulatory DNA changes behind rapid evolution, adaptation 3
... When the larvae of the primitive social insect Polistes ... she doesnt know if shell arise a worker or gyne ... social insect researcher Gro Amdam. Amdams group is ... solitary ancestors through study of a primitive social order of ...
... Vitamin D deficiency early in pregnancy is associated with ... study from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the ... Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. A serious complication of ... the hands and feet, preeclampsia is the leading cause ...
... researchers at Boston Universitys College of Engineering may ... capable of defeating so-called superbugs, bacteria that have ... discovered a previously unknown chain of events occurring ... avenues of research. Currently, three classes ...
Cached Biology News:Old developmental pathways spawn revolutionary evolutionary changes 2Old developmental pathways spawn revolutionary evolutionary changes 3Low vitamin D during pregnancy linked to pre-eclampsia 2Boston University biomedical engineers find chink in bacteria's armor 2Boston University biomedical engineers find chink in bacteria's armor 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... Woburn, MA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... Single Molecule Sequencing (tSMS™) technology, announced today the ... round of investment, led by Genomic Diagnostic Technologies, ... scientific and diagnostic applications. , Founded in March ... Scientist and Bioinformatics Analyst at Helicos BioSciences, SeqLL ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... to weight loss and diabetes prevention, could actually hasten ... they do it in a surprising way: by changing ... the substantial population of bacteria residing in our intestines. ... humans, were published today in Nature . Among ... Institute,s Immunology Department, who led this research together with ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may ... The City College of New York led by chemist ... both magnetic and ferroelectric properties. , Combining both properties ... occur between them and for the devices that might ... these two properties in a single material, however, has ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... MX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 September ... Mexico City, MX. ASEA is the manufacturer of the ... the skin care product, RENU28. , The Mexico ... Vice President Duvan Botero, and ASEA Field Leader Shawn ... holds a PhD in Atomic/Medical Physics from the University ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SeqLL Closes Series-A Funding Round for Expansion of Single Molecule Sequencing 2Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance 2Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance 3Oxides discovered by CCNY team could advance memory devices 2Announcing the ASEA Mexico Grand Opening Tour Beginning September 18th 2
... Keck Graduate Institute,(KGI) today announced a partnership with ... forum to help women managers advance in the,life ... forum from Jan. 13-18, 2008. Attendees will,have the ... executives from,pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies along ...
... 21 Nile Therapeutics Inc., (OTC,Bulletin Board: SPDU) ... disease, is pleased to announce the,appointments of Daron ... as the Vice President of Development. Mr. ... Chief Operating Officer,and was appointed Chief Financial Officer ...
... of Physics Dr. Satyendra Kumar recently was honored ... Directors Award for Excellence for recognition of exceptional ... matter physics proposals. In all, seven program directors ... Arlington, Va. , The NSF Directors Award ...
Cached Biology Technology:KGI and Smith College Establish Leadership Forum for Women in Bioscience 2Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Adds to Executive Management Team 2Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Adds to Executive Management Team 3Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Adds to Executive Management Team 4
... Detection Systems allow non-radioactive detection of ... systems, biotinylated lysine residues are incorporated ... the need for labeling with [35-S]methionine ... biotinylated lysine is added to the ...
... Series Hybridization chambers with forced convection ... ambient up to 99.9 C / 212 F ... and reproducible results DS controller Timer ... with an accuracy of a tenth of a ...
... of your microarray data using Asuragens bioinformatics ... from consultation to extensive data analysis using ... our expertise in combination with the Gene ... microarray experiments., ,Normalization and basic statistical analysis ...
... number is a new product ... Cornings product number. If showing ... under the old Sigma-Aldrich number ... for assistance. Material: cap ...
Biology Products: