In the Nowicki Lab, we utilize the molecular genetics approach to uncover important processes that drive species diversity, evolutionary history, and explain important traits in plants and their pathogens
THIS recently happened in the Lab!
- 15 Jun 2020 -
Asian dogwood Cornus kousa
Our paper on Asian dogwood species diversity accepted in Ecology and Evolution.
- 08 Jun 2020 -
Departmental activity for the COVID19 times
Join us for music and stories
- 01 Jun 2020 -
New paper about sunflower clonal regenaration by tissue culture
Our paper on an endangered sunflower tissue culture was accepted to MDPI Plants.
What’s cooking in the Lab right now?!
- 01 Jan 2020 -
Evaluation of genetic diversity of Asian callery pear
In this endeavor, Shiwani (MS student) is evaluating species diversity using de novo gSSRs. We accrued samples of non-cultivated P. calleryana from Asia. Molecular markers will be tested for cross-amplification to related species as well.
- 01 Aug 2019 -
Eastern Redbud chlorotyping and diversity assessment
Chloroplast DNA haplotying of redbuds is expected to provide lineage and spread data, inaccessible with nuclear DNA SSRs.
- 01 Aug 2018 -
Diversity of Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, native to US
MS thesis project of Meher A. Ony. Includes two major objectives, (1) gSSR selection and redbud fine-scale study, and (2) genetic diversity assessment across the species native range.
Fresh from the press!
- 11 Jul 2020 -
Species diversity of Asian dogwood, Cornus kousa
Our paper on Asian dogwood species diversity published in Ecology and Evolution.
- 03 Jun 2020 -
In vitro propagation of an endangered Helianthus verticillatus by axillary bud proliferation
Simple tissue culture protocol for clonal multiplication of an endangered sunflower.
- 19 May 2020 -
Influence of SDHI seed treatment on the physiological conditions of spring barley seedlings under drought stress
Collaborative paper with Poznan University of Life Sciences (Poland).