Clonal Forestry, Heterosis and Advanced-Generation Breeding

Clonal forestry has been practiced in Populus for hundreds of years; more recently, techniques in vegetative propagation have made it possible to consider clonal forestry for many conifers. Clonal forestry offers several advantages over traditional seedling establishment practices, including planting stock and product uniformity, alternative disease management strategies, and the potential to capture greater amounts of the genetic variation.


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Author(s): Gerald A. Tuskan

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1997

Section: Contributed Presentations: Extended Abstracts

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