EBI Personnel Directory Hawkins, Elizabeth

Feedstock Development

Elizabeth Hawkins





Perrenial Feedstock Genomics

This project applies genomic tools to identify useful genes, pathways, and germplasm for the development of perennial grasses as bioenergy feedstocks, with a focus on the Saccharinae.  Linkage mapping and association mapping is being conducted on inter- and intra-specific segregating populations and diversity panels of Sorghum, Saccharum, and Miscanthus.  Traits of fundamental interest include flowering phenology, rate and pattern of biomass accumulation, perenniality, and compositional variation.