The objectives of this project are to assess (1) the potential loss of genetic diversity (or genetic shift) during seed production of C. leavenworthii, and (2) potential gene flow from C.tinctoria to C. leavenworthii, two important issues in production and use of C. leavenworthii seeds. We have made excellent progress toward these objectives and have a PhD graduate student working full time on this project.
Date: November 2009
Link to resource: https://flawildflowers.org/resources/pdfs/Research/R-002-08%20Deng%20year-end%20report.pdf
Keywords: C. tinctoria, C. leavenworthii, wildflower project, genetic diversity, gene flow
Author(s): Zhanao Deng ,Gary W. Knox ,Frederick G. Gmitter, Jr.