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Achievements in forest tree improvement in Australia and New Zealand 9. Genetic improvement of Eucalyptus nitens in Australia

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Hamilton, MG and Joyce, K and Williams, DR and Dutkowski, GW and Potts, BM, Achievements in forest tree improvement in Australia and New Zealand 9. Genetic improvement of Eucalyptus nitens in Australia, Australian Forestry, 71, (2) pp. 82-93. ISSN 0004-9158 (2008) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/00049158.2008.10676274

Abstract

Eucalyptus nitens is the second most widely planted eucalypt species in Australia. The species is principally grown for the production of pulpwood but substantial areas are also managed for solid-wood production. The first large-scale E. nitens progeny trials were established in the 1970s and up to two cycles of breeding have since been completed. Estimates of genetic gains achieved through breeding are not routinely published but numerous genetic gains trials have been established. Advances in the understanding of E. nitens genetic architecture and reproductive biology have been integrated into operational breeding and deployment programs. Despite extensive research into alternative deployment strategies, improved E. nitens genotypes are almost universally deployed as seedlings derived from open-pollinated seed-orchards.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Forestry Sciences
Research Field:Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood Plantations
Author:Hamilton, MG (Dr Matthew Hamilton)
Author:Dutkowski, GW (Mr Greg Dutkowski)
Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
ID Code:54229
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2009-02-13
Last Modified:2014-10-30
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