Home Publications Tree Improvement and Genetics Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference 24th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (1997) Delivery of Genetic Gain: Clonal Establishment and Delivery via Somatic Embryogenesis

Delivery of Genetic Gain: Clonal Establishment and Delivery via Somatic Embryogenesis

Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is a tissue culture method of propagation which can be used for multiplying top-ranked families or capturing a greater proportion of the additive, dominant or epistatic genetic gain through the selection of elite clones (Mullin and Park 1992). The traits which could be captured via SE are those which can be identified through any conventional breeding program. These include yield and wood quality, and resistance to stress, pest or disease. Additionally, SE facilitates the introduction of value-added traits through genetic transformation (Ellis et al. 1993).


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Author(s): David R. Cyr, Dan R. Polonenko, Ben C. S. Sutton

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

Section: Contributed Presentations: Extended Abstracts

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