Plant Population and Evolution Research Lab


• The research lab of Dr. Brian C. Husband, University of Guelph, Canada •

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 flow cytometry applications and methodology, with an emphasis on pollen flow cytometry, and plant reproductive biology, especially reproduction in the genus Malus (domestic apples and native crabapples).

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.

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. Online

Kreiner, Julia M., Paul Kron, and Brian C. Husband. "Evolutionary dynamics of unreduced gametes." Trends in Genetics 33.9 (2017): 583-593. Online

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. Online

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. Online

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. Online

Kron, P. (2015). Endopolyploidy, genome size, and flow cytometry. Cytometry A 87:887-889. Online

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. Online

Kron, P., and Husband, B.C. (2012). Using flow cytometry to estimate pollen DNA content: improved methodology and applications. Ann. Bot. 110:1067-1078. Online

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. Online