Using Molecular Tools in Poplar Hybridization for Bioenergy

Using Molecular Tools in Poplar Hybridization for Bioenergy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Recording available at https://youtu.be/B3aWK8YrDpM

Using inter-specific hybridization and selection techniques, researchers are developing a new class of poplar energy varieties. Integrating molecular breeding tools for poplar trees with conventional approaches can expedite the development of bioenergy feedstocks. Inter-specific hybridization involves crossing two species of the same genus to create a hybrid that can outgrow and outperform the parent species.

This webinar describes the classical approach to poplar breeding currently being pursued by GreenWood Resources and the development of molecular-based improvement tools at the University of California, Davis.

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