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Inheritance of Wood Properties in Pine

In the south, very little past work has been done on our pines regarding genetics of wood properties. Studies of only a few organizations have progressed far enough to enable the reporting of specific results, although a number of researchers are now either making intensive or incidental wood studies. Dr. Jackson's paper on tracheid length that we just heard, Echol's work on tracheid length inheritance and our work in Texas on wood specific gravity of loblolly pine are some that have been reported on. It is my understanding that Perry is soon to publish some work regarding specific gravity, as is Larsen. But overall, the results of work on genetics of wood properties for the southern pines are not plentiful. It is the objective of this paper to discuss as yet unpublished information on work done in Texas and on one of the jobs we hope to do in North Carolina.

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Author(s): Bruce J. Zobel

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1957