David Spooner » Faculty

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Professor(USDA)
School 289 Horticulture
Work Phone: 608-890-0309

Investigate the species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships of wild and cultivated potatoes (Solanum sect. Petota) and tomatoes (Solanum sect. Lycopersicon) using comparative morphology and DNA marker (nuclear and chloroplast RFLPs, AFLP) and DNA sequence analysis. Collects wild germplasm of these species in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and maintains a herbarium of the NRSP-6 potato collections at Sturgeon Bay, WI.

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