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Wednesday Webinar: Using Molecular Tools in Poplar Hybridization for Bioenergy

January 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Using Molecular Tools in Poplar Hybridization for Bioenergy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 10am PST

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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 will describe 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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What’s covered? 

  • Conventional and molecular poplar breeding techniques
  • Molecular markers and the expression of variation in traits important to biofuel production
  • Importance of the translational genomics stage


When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | 10am PST

Who should attend?
Bioenergy researchers, bio-industry representatives, Extension professionals, academic researchers, and environmental professionals

Presenters: Brain Stanton of GreenWood Resources and David Neale of the University of California, Davis.

Sponsored by:   Washington State University Extension with funding from Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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This webinar is part of the AHB Hardwood Biofuels Webinar Series. Find the series including archived presentations online at

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Questions? Contact Nora Haider | 425-741-9962

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Nora Haider at, 425-741-9962  at least two weeks prior to the event. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.


January 14, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am




Nora Haider