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Comparative Performance of Corymbia Hybrids and Parental Species in Subtropical Queensland and Implications for Breeding and Deployment
Relative performance of hybrid families growing on more than one site displayed consistency in ranking for growth across sites and analysis showed low genotype-by-environment interaction, providing insights regarding the choice of a future hybrid breeding strategy. Expand
Association genetics in Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms affecting wood growth and cellulosic pulp yield.
The results imply a functional role for actin 7 and COP1 interacting protein 7 in mediating wood chemical composition and growth, respectively, and existing evidence of gene function lends strength to the observed associations, and in the case of CIP7 supports a role in cortical photosynthesis. Expand
Estimates of genetic parameters for growth and wood properties in Eucalyptus pellita F. Muell. to support tree breeding in Vietnam
Key messageEucalyptus pellitademonstrated good growth and wood quality traits in this study, with young plantation grown timber being suitable for both solid and pulp wood products. All traitsExpand
Evaluating the inheritance of Ceratocystis acaciivora symptom expression in a diverse Acacia mangium breeding population
Results of this study suggest that modest genetic improvement may be realised from selecting among populations and sources for resistance and tolerance to this pathogen, however, the lack of additive genetic variation will make the development of resistant breeds challenging. Expand
Relationships between early growth and Quambalaria shoot blight tolerance in Corymbia citriodora progeny trials established in Queensland, Australia
Strong relationships between height and Quambalaria shoot blight damage assessments in these trials were evidenced by very high genetic correlations between the traits; therefore, selection for any of these traits could be used to identify more productive and QSB-tolerant populations. Expand
Productivity of Pinus elliottii, P. caribaea and their F1 and F2 hybrids to 15 years in Queensland, Australia
Specific volume equations developed using the centroid method for each taxon/site combination as well as a generic (i.e. conical) volume equation were used to estimate the mean annual increment (MAI) at 10 and 15 years of age. Expand
A New Breeding Strategy for Pinus radiata in New Zealand and New South Wales
Abstract A new breeding strategy is presented for the Radiata Pine Breeding Company, a New Zealand based research consortium, that drives the breeding program for Pinus radiata for both the NewExpand
Comparisons of genetic parameters and clonal value predictions from clonal trials and seedling base population trials of radiata pine
It is concluded that it is best practice to predict clonal values by incorporating seedling base population data in the clonal analysis, and exploiting nonadditive genetic effects in clonal varieties will generate greater gains than that typically obtainable from conventional family-based forestry of radiata pine. Expand
Clonal stability in Pinus radiata across New Zealand and Australia. I. Growth and form traits
Results suggest that stable clones can be identified that perform well in both New Zealand and Australia and improvements in both growth and form traits can be expected when radiata pine clones are transferred between Australia and New Zealand within regions similar to those sampled in this trial series. Expand
Screening Corymbia populations for resistance to Puccinia psidii
Estimates of the heritability of resistance suggest that efforts to enhance this trait through breeding have reasonable prospects for success, and clearly identify potential to select for resistance at the family level within the tested populations. Expand