Home Publications Tree Improvement and Genetics Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference 24th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (1997) Genetic Diversity of Loblolly Pine Grown in Managed Plantations: Evidence of Differential Response to Climatic Events

Genetic Diversity of Loblolly Pine Grown in Managed Plantations: Evidence of Differential Response to Climatic Events

Adaptability of a forest tree species to a wide range of environmental conditions is partially dependent on the levels of genetic diversity found within the species. One approach to assess genetic diversity of a plant species is to examine long-term performance of provenances grown in common-garden experiments. This method allows direct comparison of performance of different families under actual field conditions. When conducted over a long period of time, the trees will likely be exposed to a variety of climatic conditions, both in terms of soil moisture levels and ambient temperature levels.


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Author(s): James E. Grissom, Ronald C. Schmidtling

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

Section: Poster Abstracts

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