Professor George Weiblen

CBS Plant/Microbial Biology
College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Plant Systematics and Cannabis Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding

These researchers are using MSI for several projects:

  • Performing phylogenetic analyses of plants and floristic analysis of Papua New Guinea forest communities along a gradient from coastal lowlands to highland montane and cloud forests
  • Genome wide discovery and analysis of QTL and other trait associated regions in Cannabis sativa for identification of predictive polymorphisms for marker-assisted breeding and diagnosis
  • Ongoing mining of Illumina WGS data from a wide-cross Cannabis F2 mapping population; the researchers are working with MSI's RIS staff
  • New projects include: genome-wide association study, whole genome resequencing, and comparison to identify trait associated genes, regulators, and associated cis and trans sequences as potential targets for genome editing for variety improvement

Project Investigators

Rebekah Mohn
Joseph Smeenge
Professor George Weiblen
Jonathan Wenger
Timothy Whitfeld
Dr. Ya Yang
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