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Photo of A plain pocketbook mussel (Lampsilis cardium) with the lure it uses to draw fish close enough to deposit larvae in their gills as part of its unique reproductive cycle. Wendell Haag, USDA Forest Service
ID: 706
Assessment of conservation strategies for North American freshwater mussels.

North America has the most diverse freshwater mussel fauna on Earth, but over half of the 300 native species are in danger of extinction. Extens ...

Principal Investigator : Wendell R. Haag

Wildlife and Fish
Water, Air, and Soil
Photo of Loblolly pine is an economically significant species in the southern U.S. David Stephens
ID: 720
Best Map Yet of the Pine Genome

Southern pine plantations supply 60 percent of wood products in the United States and 18 percent worldwide. These percentages can increase with ...

Principal Investigator : C. Dana Nelson

Resource Management and Use2014SRS
Photo of FISH with Dryad DNA probe on loblolly pine chromosome spread showing the distribution of Dryad elements on the pine genome (scattered red signals). The green signals are from ribosomal rDNA (18S-28S rDNA). Insert is an interphase nucleus. Nurul Faridi, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1098
Early Transfer of DNA from Insects to Pines

Repetitive DNA sequences move across species boundaries relatively often, but rarely occur between kingdoms; however, Forest Service scientists ...

Principal Investigator : C. Dana Nelson

Resource Management and Use2016SRS
Photo of Mature shortleaf and loblolly pines on the Crossett Experimental Forest in southeast Arkansas. USDA Forest Service
ID: 908
Frequent Fire Maintains Shortleaf Pine as a Distinct Species

Fire effectively selects against loblolly pine genes in mixed stands of loblolly and shortleaf pines and appears to be required to maintain the ...

Principal Investigator : C. Dana Nelson

Resource Management and Use2015SRS
Photo of Sporulating fusiform rust gall on pine. USDA Forest Service -
ID: 907
Identification of Fusiform Rust Resistance Genes in loblolly Pine

Knowledge of rust resistance genes provides tree breeders and forest managers with efficient tools for minimizing losses to fusiform rust, a fun ...

Principal Investigator : C. Dana Nelson

Resource Management and Use2015SRS
Photo of Dominant shortleaf pine (left) and loblolly pine (right) at Crossett Experimental Forest, Arkansas.
ID: 1310
Shortleaf pine genetics, hybridization, and restoration

Shortleaf pine is a priority species for restoration in the eastern U.S. Understanding the genetics of the species is important for restoration ...

Principal Investigator : C. Dana Nelson

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
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ID: 424
The Forest Health Initiative

The Forest Health Initiative is a new government-university-industry partnership dedicated to developing workable solutions for improving forest ...

Principal Investigator : C. Dana Nelson

Invasive Species
Resource Management and Use