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Genetic variation for growth and wood density in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus in Tasmania (Australia)

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McDonald, AC and Borralho, NMG and Potts, BM, Genetic variation for growth and wood density in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus in Tasmania (Australia), Silvae Genetica, 46, (4) pp. 236-241. ISSN 0037-5349 (1997) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 1997 J D Sauerlanders Verlag

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Abstract

Genetic parameters for diameter and Pilodyn penetration were estimated for a 5 year-old Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus base population established across 5 sites in Tasmania (Australia). The model included race, family plot, incomplete block and family-by-site interaction as random and replicate as fixed effects. Race effects were generally low for diameter and moderate for Pilodyn, with heritabilities across the 5 sites of h2 = 0.20 and 0.30 respectively. For each trait, correlations between trials were generally high, suggesting that a combined analysis across sites should be appropriate. The genetic correlation between Pilodyn penetration and diameter was moderately unfavourable (averaged 0.25) whereas race correlations were low but favourable (-0.19).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:heritability, genetic correlation, Pilodyn, REML
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:Native Forests
Author:McDonald, AC (Mr McDonald)
Author:Borralho, NMG (Dr Nuno Borralho)
Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
ID Code:86545
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2013-09-23
Last Modified:2013-10-01
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