Future options for the genetic improvement of Conifers, Part I: current and near-term technologies.

  • D.G. Thompson Coillte Teoranta, Research & Technology, Sidmonton Place, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
  • A.R. Pfeifer Coillte Teoranta, Research & Technology, Sidmonton Place, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Keywords: Selection, flowering stimulation, vegetative propagation, crop ideotypes, tree improvement, progeny testing, tree breeding, genetic improvement, conifer, genetic control, photosynthesis silviculture, genetics.

Abstract

Natural forest ecosystems are less productive than their theoretical net productivity rates. This difference between actual and theoretical productivity can be lessened by silvicultural methods, including genetic improvement. This paper summarises current and near-term (within 5 years) technologies including early selection, flower stimulation, vegetative propagation and crop ideotypes and describes how these are used to reduce the time required to breed and put into use genetically improved material.
Published
1992-11-01
How to Cite
Thompson, D. and Pfeifer, A. (1992) “Future options for the genetic improvement of Conifers, Part I: current and near-term technologies.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9702 (Accessed: 27November2022).
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