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Using Biotechnology to Conserve and Restore an Ecologically-Important Threatened Shrub in Western North Carolina (Kristin Emery)

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Award date: 
Feb 12, 2013
Award amount: 
$5,000
Organization name: 
UNC - Asheville
Principal Investigator: 
Ward, Jennifer Rhode
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship
Region: 
Western

In collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, this project is part of a larger initiative focused on conserving western North Carolina’s roadside populations of a native shrub (Spiraea virginiana). The student will collect leaf samples, amplify and sequence DNA, and characterize the genetic diversity of the sampled populations.

Fiscal year: 
2013