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Estimates of genetic parameters and prediction of breeding values for growth in Eucalyptus globulus combining clonal and full-sib progeny information

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Araujo, JA and Sousa, R and Lemos, L and Borralho, NMG, Estimates of genetic parameters and prediction of breeding values for growth in Eucalyptus globulus combining clonal and full-sib progeny information, Silvae genetica, 45, (4) pp. 223-226. ISSN 0037-5349 (1996) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Analysis of height growth from clonal and progeny trials from Soporcel's Eucalyptus globulus breeding program gave regional heritabilities of 0.28 ± 0.03 and 0.19 ± 0.04 for the north-west and south of Portugal, respectively. Results also showed that cloning the parents used in the crossing program, even when based on a few tamers per clone, improved considerably the accuracy of genetic parameter estimates and efficiency of backward selections. The benefits of cloning the parents for selection efficiency seem justifiable even when large scale vegetative propagation is not feasible.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Field:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified
Author:Borralho, NMG (Dr Nuno Borralho)
ID Code:6815
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16
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