Degree Tract: Thesis

Advisor: Dr. Hill Craddock

Research Interests: My research interests include conservation of genetic diversity in native plants, breeding American chestnut (Castanea dentata) for resistance to invasive pathogens, the phylogeny and phylogeography of Castanea spp. and forest mycorrhizae.

Publications:

Perkins, M.T. and J.H Craddock. 2014. The effect of phosphite fungicides on mycorrhiza formation in a family of BC4 Chinese-American chestnut seedlings. Technical Report to USDA NE-1333: biological improvement of chestnut through technologies that address management of the species, its pathogens and pests.

Presentations:

Perkins, M.T. and J.H. Craddock. 2012. The effect of phosphite on mycorrhiza formation in Chinese-American hybrid chestnuts. Poster at 2012 American Chestnut Summit. Asheville, NC. October 19-21, 2012.

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