Common NameHoneylocust
AbbreviationG. triacanthos
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Chromosome Number: 2n = 28

Biomaterial Browser
The following browser provides a list of biomaterials associated with this organism.
Biomaterial NameOrganismBiomaterial Provider
HL225Gleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HL125Gleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HL80Gleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HCL0Gleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HR-R-ContrGleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HL-HRGleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HL-DRGleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HL-CR-24Gleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
HL-CL-0Gleditsia triacanthos (Honeylocust)Scott Schlarbaum, University of Tennessee
Below is a list of transcriptomes available for Gleditsia triacanthos. Click the transcriptome name for further details.
Transcriptome NameAnalysis NameProgramDate ConstructedStats
Gleditsia triacanthos 082614 (CURRENT)de novo Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)Trinity; CD-HIT-EST2014-08-26Contigs: 56845
Polymorphic SSRs
A subset of the predicted genomic SSRs have been screened for polymorphism and published:

Owusu SA, Staton M, Jennings TN, Schlarbaum S, Coggeshall MV, Romero-Severson J, Carlson JE, Gailing O. Development of genomic microsatellites in Gleditsia triacanthos (Fabaceae) using Illumina sequencing. Applications in plant sciences. 2013 Dec;1(12).

Owusu SA, Schlarbaum SE, Carlson JE, Gailing O. Pollen gene flow and molecular identification of full-sib families in small and isolated population fragments of Gleditsia triacanthos L. Botany. 2016 Apr 6(ja).
Predicted SSRs (genomic)
Publication: Staton M, Best T, Khodwekar S, Owusu S, Xu T, Xu Y, Jennings T, Cronn R, Arumuganathan AK, Coggeshall M, Gailing O. Preliminary Genomic Characterization of Ten Hardwood Tree Species from Multiplexed Low Coverage Whole Genome Sequencing. PloS one. 2015 Dec 23;10(12):e0145031.

In order to develop SSR resources for ten important North American hardwood tree species, we individually barcoded and multiplex sequenced DNA from ten hardwood forest tree species using short reads produced from an Illumina HiSeq. Raw reads can be downloaded from the NCBI short read archive, project SRP021923. Bioinformatic processing included trimming, assembly, SSR identification and primer design, processing details including scripts are available.

Untrimmed Pairs 15,327,293
Untrimmed Bases 3,096,113,186
Reconstructed Fragments 13,775,803
Reconstructed Fragments - Bases 2,147,108,245
Dinucleotide repeats with primers 4,084
Trinucleotide repeats with primers 544
Tetranucleotide repeats with primers 87

Download Files:
*The file of extended fragments is not available for download via web browser due to the very large size. In the meantime, please contact the site admin if you would like to download the file.
Mapping Population
Locations: University of Tennessee, Ames Plantation in Ames, TN and East Tennessee State Nursery Principal Investigators: Scott Schlarbaum (University of Tennessee), Oliver Gailing (Michigan Tech)

A honeylocust half sibling population has been established at the East Tennessee State Nursery and includes approximately 226 surviving individuals. Seeds were collected from a mother tree from Butternut Valley to develop this population. The population is being maintained by the UT Tree Improvement Program.

Parental analysis at Michigan Tech University identified 149 full siblings from this population. Additional seeds were collected from the mother tree for possible later population expansion. Transfer of the honeylocust full-sibling population from the East Tennessee State Nursery to the East Tennessee Research and Education Center in Knoxville was conducted to better maintain the population for future use. This was possible due to the relatively low number of full siblings (<100 trees) and small size of the seedlings.

Genotyping by sequencing is currently ongoing for a subset of this population with the aim to produce a genetic map. The genotypes will be posted when publicly available.

Please contact us for more information or if you are interested in utilizing this population for research. Genotype and phenotype information will be posted here when publicly available.
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