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Using Biotechnology to Conserve and Restore an Ecologically-Important Threatened Shrub in Western North Carolina (Kristin Emery)

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Award date: 
Feb 12, 2013
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Organization name: 
UNC - Asheville
Principal Investigator: 
Ward, Jennifer Rhode
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship

Neutral genetic markers are key biotechnology tools for conservation biology, used to measure variation within and among populations. Undergraduate Kristin Emery will utilize microsatellite loci to identify low- and high-diversity demes of an endangered North Carolina shrub. Data will be used to reformulate this species' conservation and restoration plans.

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