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Application of a Meristematic Tissue Proliferation System to Diverse Pinus Species

A system for in vitro propagation will only be useful for large-scale forestry if it produces quality plantlets at an acceptably low cost. The Pinus radiata system for meristematic tissue proliferation as developed by Aitken-Christie, particularly if it is automated, may produce the necessary cost reduction to allow efficient clonal forestry with superior conifer material.

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Author(s): Ben A. Bergmann

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1989

Section: Poster Abstracts