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.

Project synopsis

Building on the previous research, Meher A. Ony (MS student in Dr. Denita Hadziabdic-Guerry lab) managed an U.S.-wide collection of non-cultivated estern redbud samples. After genotyping and populaiton genetics analyses, this project will inform the extant species diversity, conservation, and breeding options.

The fine-scale report has just been accepted for publication (CONGRATS, Meher!). More information will follow.