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Scientists tap tree genomes to discover adaptation strategies

Source: Science Daily

A team of scientists has sequenced whole genomes from 544 unrelated trees of the same species. The study identified gene sequences from Populus trichocarpa, to understand how trees adapt to different climates.

To determine the impact of environment on growth, cuttings from trees in many wild populations were grown in research plots in four distinct environments from California to British Columbia.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015