Genetic Diversity of Sclerocactus glaucus

Title – Genetic Diversity of Sclerocactus glaucus.
Investigator – Jennifer Neal
Amount given in grant $6,839

Project Summary: To examined genetic diversity within 162 Sclerocactus glaucus individuals collected from seven populations in the Grand Junction area in 2013. These data will be added to our existing data set of 865 individuals from 28 populations of S. glaucus, nine populations of S. parviflorus, and one population of S. cloveriae.

These additional samples will help to clarify the boundary between our previously established genetically distinct north and south S. glaucus groups as well as to investigate hybridization with S. parviflorus.