Introduction to forest genetics
Concepts from basic genetics. Additional basic genetic concepts. Populations genetics-selection. Population genetics-Mutation, Migration, Isolation. Useful techniques-Controlled pollination. Useful techniques- Vegetative propagation. Useful techniques-Establishment and measurement of test plantations. Selective breeding-General principles and methods. Choice of breeding method and type of seed orchard. exemples of progress through selective breeding and seed orchard management. estimation of heritability and genetic gain. Provenance testing. Geographic variation in scotch pine. Geographic variation in American trees. Species and racil hybridization. Species and racil hybridization-practical application. Introduction of exotic species. Polyploidy, aneuploidy, and haploidy.
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Concepts from Basic Genetics
Additional Basic Genetic Concepts
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