Acacia Translational Genomics
The overall aim of this research project is to assess the quality of Acacia sp. wood available to the pulp, paper and board industries
through an understanding of wood properties and genetic analyses of wood quality traits/candidate genes. By associating
genotypes with phenotypes, we could determine what particular economic trait loci (ETL) or candidate genes are
involved and also how much of phenotypic variation could be explained by genetic variation on these genes via translational
Projects: [Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Jusoh; Co-researcher: Dr Ho Wei Seng]
- Wood Density and Cleaved Amplified Polymorphic Sequence (CAPS) in Acacia sp.
- Genetic Diversity of Acacia mangium Superbulk
Projects: [Project Leader: Dr Ho Wei Seng; Co-researcher: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Jusoh]
- Evaluation of Genetic Relatedness Among Acacia mangium Superbulk and Acacia Hybrid (Acacia mangium x Acacia auriculiformis) Plus Trees Using DAMD Markers
- Gene associated single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in cinnamate 4-hydroxylase (C4H) and cinnamy alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD) genes from Acacia mangium Superbulk trees.