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Inheritance of Branching and Crown Traits and their Relationship to Growth Rate in Loblolly Pine

Sweep, branching and crown traits were measured in ten-year-old loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) progeny tests for the purpose of studying inheritance patterns, for comparing them with growth characteristics and to study their genetic interrelationships. Branching and crown traits were analyzed as branches per whorl, branches between whorls, whorls per unit of height, branch diameter, live crown width, branch angle, branch diameter per unit volume, volume per unit of live crown width, and branches per unit of height. Of these traits, only branch angle, live crown width and volume per unit crown width were moderately heritable (greater than 0.10).


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Author(s): Clements C. Lambeth, Dudley A. Huber

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

Section: Contributed Presentations: Full Papers

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