Paul Kron (Research Associate)
I am a Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Brian Husband. I received my B. Arts & Sci. from McMaster University and my M. Sc. from the University of Guelph. My main areas of research are , with an emphasis on pollen flow cytometry, and plant reproductive biology, especially reproduction in the genus Malus ( and ).
Some recent publications and Presentations
Cronin, D, Kron, P, Husband, BC. The origins and evolutionary history of feral apples in southern Canada. Mol Ecol. 2019; 00: 1– 15. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15277
Julia M. Kreiner*, Paul Kron, Brian C. Husband. 2018. The evolutionary maintenance of unreduced gametes and their role in whole genome duplication. Presentation at Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA. *Presenter
Smith, T. W., P. Kron, and S. L. Martin. 2018. flowPloidy: An R package for genome size and ploidy assessment of flow cytometry data. Applications in Plant Sciences 6(7): e1164.
Kreiner, Julia M., Paul Kron, and Brian C. Husband. "Evolutionary dynamics of unreduced gametes." Trends in Genetics 33.9 (2017): 583-593.
Kreiner, Julia M., Paul Kron, and Brian C. Husband. "Frequency and maintenance of unreduced gametes in natural plant populations: associations with reproductive mode, life history and genome size." New Phytologist 214.2 (2017): 879-889.
Sora, D., Kron, P., and Husband, B.C. (2016). Genetic and environmental determinants of unreduced gamete production in Brassica napus, Sinapis arvensis and their hybrids. Heredity.
Kron, P., and Husband, B.C. (2015). Distinguishing 2N gamete nuclei from doublets in pollen using flow cytometry and pulse analysis. Cytometry A 87A:943-957.
Kron, P. (2015). Endopolyploidy, genome size, and flow cytometry. Cytometry A 87:887-889.
Kron, P., Kwok, A., and Husband, B.C. (2014). Flow cytometric analysis of pollen grains collected from individual bees provides information about pollen load composition and foraging behaviour. Ann. Bot. 113:191-197.
Kron, P., and Husband, B.C. (2012). Using flow cytometry to estimate pollen DNA content: improved methodology and applications. Ann. Bot. 110:1067-1078.
Kron, P., and Husband, B.C. (2009). Hybridization and the reproductive pathways mediating gene flow between native Malus coronaria and domestic apple, M. domestica. Botany 87:864-874.