Research on the genus Salix.
Interests include: ecology, ecological genomics, reproductive development, adaptation, physiology, development of genomic resources.
Genome resources that are currently being generated:
- whole genome sequencing (under POPCAN collaboration) of S. eriocephala, S. interior and S. bebbiana
Cronk QC, Ruzzier E, Belyaeva I, Percy DM (2015) Salix transect of Europe: latitudinal patterns in willow diversity from Greece to arctic Norway. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e6258 doi:10.3897/BDJ.3.e6258 [http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.3.e6258]
Huang D, Hefer C, Kolosova N, Douglas C, Cronk QC (2014) Whole plastome sequencing reveals deep plastid divergence and cytonuclear discordance between closely related balsam poplars, Populus balsamifera and P. trichocarpa (Salicaceae). New Phytologist 204 (3), 693-703. [includes sequencing of Salix interior isolate BPL-EX1 chloroplast, complete genome, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/NC_024681.1]
Percy DM, Argus GW, Cronk QC, Fazekas AJ, Kesanakurti PR, Burgess KS, Husband BC, Newmaster SG, Barrett SCH and Graham SW (2014). Understanding the spectacular failure of DNA barcoding in willows (Salix): Does this result from a trans-specific selective sweep? Molecular Ecology 23 (19), 4737-4756.
Temmel, NA, Rai, HS, Cronk, QCB (2007). Sequence characterization of the putatively sex-linked Ssu72-like locus in willow and its homologue in poplar. Canadian Journal of Botany-Revue Canadienne de Botanique 85, 1092-1097