Need Eurasian Alliaria

Harvey E. Ballard, Jr. ballardh at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Sat May 16 17:33:58 CDT 1998

Dear Folks:
A Ph.D. student colleague of mine, Forrest Meekins, is studying population
genetic variation and correlated population ecological traits of garlic
mustard, Alliaria petiolata, in a number of sites across the United States,
under the directorship of ecologist Brian McCarthy.  She has been
successful in getting population genetic estimates using the newly
developed inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) approach pioneered by Andi
Wolfe and Aaron Liston.  She now wants to investigate whether she can
identify likely areas in Eurasia that might have served as original "source
regions" for the North American populations based on ISSR similarity with
North American populations.  She doesn't, however, have funds to travel

Forrest is eager to obtain silica-gel preserved leaves from several
individuals of populations in different areas of Eurasia.  If any of you
out there in the "native" range of Alliaria petiolata can help her, please
contact Forrest Meekins directly for further information via her e-mail
jm110686 at

Many thanks on Forrest's, Dr. McCarthy's (and my) behalves,
Harvey Ballard

Harvey E. Ballard, Jr., Assistant Professor, Plant Evolution and Systematics
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology
Porter Hall, Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4659 (office & lab phone)
(740) 593-1130 (fax)
email: ballardh at

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