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!
What’s cooking in the Lab right now?!
- 01 Sep 2021 -
Aerial detection of invasive callery pear
In this endeavor, researchers from SE U.S. will collaborate on aerial detection of invasive Callery pear.
- 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.
Fresh from the press!
- 08 Nov 2021 -
Eastern redbud diversity across native range
Sampling across native range illuminates redbud's evolutionary history
- 06 Sep 2021 -
Wheat flour replacement in popular snack
Finally a snack break! We're talking cookies.
- 14 Jul 2021 -
Species disctinction of cucurbits and hop downy mildews
A story of two pathogens - published in Frontiers in Microbiology