WOESTE, Molecular Geneticist and Hardwood Breeding
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At the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Woeste worked in the lab
of Dr. Joseph Kieber performing
genetic analysis of the ethylene signal transduction pathway in Arabidopsis.
Ph.D., Genetics, University of California, Davis, CA.
M.S., Horticulture, University of California, Davis, CA.
M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
B.S., Botany, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
With HTIRC since September 1999
- molecular genetics
- forest tree breeding
- black walnut improvement
- black cherry improvement
- genetic effects of
timber harvest and nursery practices
- black walnut rootstock
- genetics of wavy
and interlocked grain in hardwoods
Conservation Genetics (PowerPoint Presentation)
mission of the HTIRC includes the development and dissemination of knowledge
related to the improvement of the genetic quality of hardwoods, the conservation
of fine hardwood germplasm, the restoration and regeneration of sustainable
hardwood forests and riparian zones and the maintenance of diverse ecosystems.
In particular, classical genetic approaches are being used to understand
the genetics of heartwood formation, and the formation of wavy and interlocked
grain. Populations with superior growth and timber characteristics are
being developed based on research performed at Purdue University and the
Forest Service Research Work Unit at Carbondale, Illinois over the past
40 years. Germplasm of black walnut and other members of the genus Juglans
and their hybrids is continually being evaluated by the HTIRC. We love
to hear about unusual trees. Black cherry research is currently focused
on understanding the factors that limit the growth and quality of black
cherry in the Midwest. Insects have a particular impact on black cherry
wood quality, and the identification of candidate trees with resistance
to pests is a high priority of the HTIRC. We are also in the process of
evaluating the growth of superior black cherry germplasm from around the
eastern United States.
2011 Butternut Newsletter
Butternut versus Hybrids
Occurrence of Butternut (FIA data)
Map of Butternuts received in 2008
Recruitment history, mortality and contemporary health of butternut (juglans cinerea) populations in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Poster PDF)
HTIRC Hardwood Improvement Plantings
Atlas of Climatic types in the U.S. 1900-1939
Global Partnership in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Breeding Coordinating Committee of the USDA
Forest Genetics and News
to Multilingual Multiscript Juglans names
Juglans Germplasm Collection
DNA and Forensics
Paul Wray, 0008447, forestryimages.org, 1/26/04
by Paul Wray, 0008449, forestryimages.org, 1/26/04
James Jacobs, Ph.D.
Nicholas LaBonte, M.S.
Is there a genetic basis for disease resistance in wild populations of Julglans Cinerea?
Worthen, Ph.D. May of 2011
Male genotype influences seed set and seed size in controlled crosses of American chestnut (Castanea dentata [Marsh] Borhk)
Improved genetic management of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) seed orchards via a novel method for the determination of phenological synchronicity
(Julie) Huang, Ph.D. (PowerPoint Presentations Below) Graduated May 2009
Identification and Characterization of Genes Involved in Heartwood Formation in Black Walnut
Cloning and Characterization of JnKNAT3-like, a Class II Knox Homeodomain containing transcript Associated with Heartwood Formation in Juglans nigra
Robichaud, Ph.D. Graduated June 2007
Fine Scale Genetic Structure of Black Walnut in Two Fragmented Stands (pdf)
M.S. Graduated May 2005
Microsatellites as Indicators of Genetic Diversity in Natural Populations of Black Walnut (Juglans Nigra L.) Across Indiana (pdf)
Breeding in the USDA Forest Service (pdf poster)