Canadian Forest Service Publications

Advances in spruce genomics and quantitative genetics at the Canadian Forest Service, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Quebec Region. 2016. Beaulieu, J.; Doerksen, T.; Lenz, P.; Deslauriers, M.; Clément, S. In Simpson, J.D., ed. Proceedings of the Thirty-third Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association. Nat. Resour. Can, Fredericton, NB. pp. 45-53.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Canadian Wood Fibre Centre

Catalog ID: 37521

Language: English

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This report summarizes the progress made by the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) - Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) in forest genetics, genomics, molecular ecology, and biodiversity for the 2011-2013 period. Our research activities were mainly focused on spruces. This work was made possible through grants obtained from the NRCan-Forest Innovation Program, the CFS-Genomics R&D Initiative, and through our participation in the SMarTForests project (J. Mackay, J. Bohlmann, J. Bousquet, K. Ritland, and collaborators), a major initiative funded by Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, and Genome BC to develop molecular breeding in softwood trees. This research was also partly supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et Technologies (FRQ-NT), thanks to a grant awarded to J. MacKay, J. Beaulieu, and collaborators. We also continued investing considerable time and effort in population genetics studies of forest tree species as part of our participation in the research activities of the Canada Research Chair in Forest and Environmental Genomics (Tier 1). Other research activities on the genetics and physiology of white spruce (Picea glauca) seedlings and clones were also conducted in collaboration with Hank Margolis of Université Laval and Mohammed Lamhamedi of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles (MRN), with funding received from FRQ-NT.