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Genetic Engineering of Conifers for Plantation Forestry Pinus radiata Transformation

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Volume 66 of the series Forestry Sciences pp 79-104

  • Author 
  • C. Walter

Conventional breeding for plantation forestry:

Plantation forestry, based on successful breeding of superior tree genotypes, is becoming more widely used by international forestry companies, since it offers the possibility to grow and manage forests of high economic value and superior quality. This also offers the clonal multiplication of selected families from controlled crosses, which is the best method to achieve genetic gain at present. As an example, Pinus radiata, a conifer originating from California, is intensively used in plantation forestry in Australia, New Zealand and Chile.


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