Pine Genomic Signatures of Resiliency to Mountain Pine Beetle

As a part of the TRIA-Net project, our preliminary results show that lodgepole pine killed by MPB during BC’s hyperepidemic have a genetic signature distinct from survivors. Additionally, lodgepole pine trees that were not attacked in the leading-edge of MPB migration are genetically distinct in comparison to their attacked neighbors. Here, we aim to verify these preliminary results and identify genomic markers contributing to high and low resilience to MPB thus indirectly assessing host quality.