Field Performance Of Loblolly Pinetissue Culture Plantlets

Loblolly pine tissue culture plantlets of cotyledon origin were compared to seedlings from the same half-sib families after three growing seasons in the field. Early growth in the field was slower for the plantlets than the seedlings although the plantlets appeared more resistant to fusiform rust. Morphologically, the plantlets appear more mature than the seedlings. Further studies to understand and manipulate these differences are underway.

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Author(s): Lewis John Frampton, Jr., Ralph L. Mott, Henry V. Amerson

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1985

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