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Eucalypt breeding in France


Potts, BM and Potts, WC, Eucalypt breeding in France, Australian Forestry, 49, (4) pp. 210-218. ISSN 0004-9158 (1986) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00049158.1986.10674481


The breeding programme for the improvement of eucalypts for pulpwood production in France is described. The programme, run by Associated Foret-Cellulose (AFOCEL), is based on the propagation of selected clones by hardwood cuttings from juvenile shoots, although techniques of micropropagation also have a role. Genetic manipulation through artificial hybridisation is seen as an adjunct to the exploitation of natural gene resources for the development of material for clonal section. Cold temperatures are the main factor limiting the eucalypt programme in France as evidenced by the effects of the extreme frost during the 1984-85 winter.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Forestry not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
ID Code:87041
Year Published:1986
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2013-11-06
Last Modified:2014-06-24

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