Anthony Kern, associate professor of biology, recently had a scientific article published in the peer-reviewed journal Agroforestry Systems.
Anthony Kern, associate professor of biology at Morningside College, recently had a scientific article published in the peer-reviewed journal Agroforestry Systems.
The article, “Using microsatellite DNA to determine whether American hazelnut clumps are multiclonal,” discusses a technique that identifies the parentage of naturally-occurring American hazelnut to aid in the selection and cultivation of naturally occurring plants in the northern United States.
Kern’s work is part of an effort to continue developing the wild American hazelnut into a viable perennial crop for the Upper Midwest. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Kern is the chair of the Morningside College Biology and Chemistry Department. He teaches classes in genetics and molecular biology. He received his master’s degree and doctorate from Montana State University.