Genetics of forest tree improvement by Jonathan W. Wright

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Trees -- Breeding.

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Includes bibliographies.

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Statementby Jonathan W. Wright.
SeriesFAO forestry and forest products studies, no. 16, FAO forestry and forest products studies -- no. 16.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSD399.5 .W7
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Paginationxvi, 399 p.
Number of Pages399
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Open LibraryOL14179129M
LC Control Number64055517

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Tree Improvement. Tree improvement, or as it is often referred to as genetic improvement, is the process of improving the genetic quality of a tree species. Our forest trees are still genetically close to their wild state in their natural range.

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Such information not only enables the rapid improvement of new traits, but also greatly contributes to the verification of the results of forest tree. Topics covered include: genetic variation in natural forests, the application of genetics in tree improvement and breeding programmes, and genomic sequences and molecular technologies.

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Nautiyal Scientist F, Forest Research Institute, P.O. New Forest, Dehradun - Uttarakhand Tree physiology, germplasm conservation and characterization [email protected] (O). Introduction to Forest Genetics examines some of the basic genetic concepts typically used in forestry and tree improvement studies, including Mendelian and population genetics.

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Forest genetics - The study of heredity in forest trees. Forest tree improvement - The application of genetic principles to the improvement and management of forest trees. Forward selection - Choosing the best individuals out of a progeny test for use in seed orchards and/or subsequent generations of breeding.

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Tree improvement refers to the application of forest genetics principles within a given silvicultural system for the purpose of improving the genetic quality of the forest. Its goal is to improve the genetic value of the population while maintaining genetic diversity.

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This book provides a solid scientific basis for researchers, practitioners and students interested in the application of genetic principles to tropical forest ecology and management. It presents a concise overview of genetic variation, evolutionary processes and the human impact on forest genetic resources in the tropics.

evolution of forest tree species. This diversity has enabled forests and trees to adapt to changing and adverse conditions for thousands of years, and has resulted in a unique and irreplaceable portfolio of forest tree genetic resources.

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2. Tree improvement strategy Population improvement Exploitation ofavailable natural genetic variability within the species is .This paper focuses on studies on genetic variability and mating patterns in forest trees and discusses their implications for tree breeding.

The results are largely from natural populations and seed orchards where experimental work has been concentrated in recent years. Much of the research discussed was stimulated by the use of isoenzyme marker by:

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