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Flowering in a clone trial of Picea abies Karst

Eriksson, Gösta and Lindgren, Dag and Jonsson, Alena (1973). Flowering in a clone trial of Picea abies Karst. Technical Report. Stockholm: Predecessors to SLU > Royal School of Forestry, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Studia forestalia Suecica ; 110

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The female and male flowering frequency were studied in a clone trial of Picea abies at Röskär nine kilometers north-east of Stockholm. During 1971 the extension in time of pollen shedding and female receptivity was recorded following daily examination of individual strobili. The data obtained revealed a great variation in female as well as male flowering between the clones. Only a part of this variation could be attributed to differences in height of the clones. Great yearly variations in flowering of individual grafts were noticed. Based on the flowering frequency as well as the pollen shedding and female receptivity during each day, the expected contribution of the different clones to the offspring was calculated. According to the calculations four of the clones contributed 55 per cent of the genes to the offspring. Many (66) of the 190 theoretically possible combinations among the 20 clones occurred in a lower frequency than 0.1 per cent. The consequences of the data obtained for the genetic composition of the seed orchard progeny were discussed.

Authors/Creators:Eriksson, Gösta and Lindgren, Dag and Jonsson, Alena
Title:Flowering in a clone trial of Picea abies Karst
Series Name/Journal:Studia forestalia Suecica
Year of publishing :1973
Number of Pages:45
Place of Publication:Stockholm
ISBN for printed version:91-38-01694-X
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Plant breeding
Keywords:genetics, breeding, conifers, Picea abies, flowering, pollination
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ID Code:5705
Department:Predecessors to SLU > Royal School of Forestry
Deposited By: Skogsbiblioteket Umeå
Deposited On:17 Feb 2011 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:13 Nov 2015 13:35

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