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A comparison of fibre and pulp properties of diploid and tetraploid Acacia mangium grown in Vietnam


Griffin, AR and Twayi, H and Braunstein, R and Downes, GM and Son, DH and Harwood, CE, A comparison of fibre and pulp properties of diploid and tetraploid Acacia mangium grown in Vietnam, Appita Journal, 67, (1) pp. 43-49. ISSN 1038-6807 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Pulping properties and fibre characteristics of wood from eight-year-old ramets of 6 diploid and 5 tetraploid clones of Acacia mangium grown in Vietnam are reported. Individual clones were represented by two or three ramets. While kraft pulp yield at kappa 20 was very similar for diploid and tetraploids clones, tetraploid clones produced pulp with significantly longer (883 μm) and wider (20.0 μm) fibres, compared to the diploid clones (683 μm and 15.6 μm). The tetraploid cell wall thickness was greater, resulting in a coarser pulp. Pulmac fibre strengths of the tetraploid were greater than those of the diploid, although their fibre bonding area was lower. The kraft pulp of the best of the tetraploid clones had higher bulk, porosity and tear strength at constant tensile than pulp from a mix of diploid clones and was similar in these traits to softwood pulp.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Acacia mangium, fibre, pulp, diploid, tetraploid, Vietnam
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Griffin, AR (Professor Rod Griffin)
ID Code:98509
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-02-18
Last Modified:2017-11-09
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