The significance of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Eucalyptus globulus breeding programs
Saravanan Thavamanikumar, Luke J McManus, Josquin FG Tibbits, Gerd Bossinger
Australian Forestry | INST FORESTERS AUSTRALIA | Published : 2011
This work could not have been completed without the assistance of Gunns Ltd, who maintain and provided us with access to the Latrobe E. globulus provenance trial used as the source of genetic material for this study. We thank Dr Des Stackpole (University of Tasmania) for assistance with identifying trees in the trial and conducting sampling. We thank Dr Chris Harwood, of the Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry, for his support in planning this research and for helpful comments on this manuscript. We are also grateful for the assistance of Dr Simon Southerton and Dr Bala Thumma of CSIRO Plant Industry (CPI), who generously provided E. nitens sequences for primer design and for calculation of some statistics involving outgroups. This work was funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry (www.crcforestry.com.au).