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THE BACKCROSS BREEDING PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION
The blight resistance of oriental chestnut trees is being backcrossed into American chestnut using traditional plant breeding techniques. Progeny are screened for blight resistance by directExpand
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Chestnut resistance to the blight disease: insights from transcriptome analysis
BackgroundA century ago, Chestnut Blight Disease (CBD) devastated the American chestnut. Backcross breeding has been underway to introgress resistance from Chinese chestnut into surviving AmericanExpand
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An improved genetic map for Castanea mollissima / Castanea dentata and its relationship to the genetic map of Castanea sativa
We have added 275 AFLP and 24 SSR markers and the 5SrDNA locus to a previously published genetic map based on a hybrid cross between Castunea mollissima and C dentata. The SSR markers, 5SrDNA locus,Expand
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Biotechnology of trees: Chestnut
Biotechnology has been practiced on chestnuts (Castanea spp.) for many decades, including vegetative propagation, controlled crossing followed by testing and selection, genetic and cytogeneticExpand
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The American Chestnut Foundation breeding program
Chestnut blight, incited by Cryphonectria parasistica, devastated American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Borkh.) Marsh) in the first half of the 20th century, killing approximately 4 billion dominantExpand
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Making history: Field testing of blight-resistant American chestnut ( Castanea dentata ) in the Southern Region
Th e American chestnut (Castanea dentata Marsh. Borkh.) was decimated by an exotic fungus (chestnut blight [Cryphonectria parasitica Murr. Bar]) in the early part of the 20th century. Th e AmericanExpand
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The Chinese chestnut genome: a reference for species restoration
Forest tree species are increasingly subject to severe mortalities from exotic pests, diseases, and invasive organisms, accelerated by climate change. Forest health issues are threatening multipleExpand
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DNA extraction from plants: The use of pectinase
Several earlier protocols for extracting plant DNA or RNA do not work well for a variety of plants because contaminating substances coprecipitate with the nucleic acids and, thus, are present even atExpand
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Nursery performance of American and Chinese chestnuts and backcross generations in commercial tree nurseries
The American chestnut [Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.] was decimated by an exotic fungus [Cryphonectria parasitica (Murr.) Barr] in the early 1900s. Breeding efforts with American and ChineseExpand
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