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Importance of Geographic Strains

A geographic strain of forest trees consists of individuals which, because of their origin in some particular place, share certain inherited physiological tendencies to thrive better in certain locations than individuals of the same species from other places. The often serious loss in thrift when the wrong strain is planted on a given site makes the problem economically important.

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Author(s): Philip C. Wakeley

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1951