Rodney L. Robichaud

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The effects of amino acids, abscisic acid (ABA), polyethylene glycol (PEG), and elevated sucrose were tested on the maturation and germination of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) somatic embryos. Somatic embryos from three lines were matured over an eight week period through a two-stage process. After maturation, somatic embryos were randomly divided(More)
Hybridization between butternut (Juglans cinerea), a forest tree native to eastern North America, and Japanese walnut (J. ailantifolia), a tree tolerant to the lethal fungal disease butternut canker, casts doubt on the genetic identity of the remaining butternuts. We report a diagnostic test to distinguish the J. cinerea chloroplast from the J. ailantifolia(More)
• This study investigated the short-term changes in neutral genetic variation that would occur if a mature, second-growth, black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) stand was harvested following either a diameter-limited or value-limited cutting regime. • This research tested whether or not the neutral genetic variation within a natural stand of black walnut was(More)
We describe the development of a robust and powerful suite of 12 microsatellite marker loci for use in genetic investigations of black walnut and related species. These 12 loci were chosen from a set of 17 candidate loci used to genotype 222 trees sampled from a 38-year-old black walnut progeny test. The 222 genotypes represent a sampling from the broad(More)
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