Correspondence between performance of Eucalyptus spp trees selected from family and clonal tests.


We examined the correspondence in performance between trees selected from a family test and their respective clones from a clonal test of Eucalyptus. Full-sib families were obtained from controlled pollination among individuals of Eucalyptus grandis and between E. grandis and E. urophylla. The hybridizations did not follow a factorial scheme. The family tests were carried out at three locations in Eunápolis and Itabela counties, in Bahia, Brazil, in 2003. Four hundred and ninety-seven high-performance trees were selected, by the individual BLUP procedure, in the family tests at two years of age, based on wood volume. The clones from these trees and 14 checks were evaluated in clonal tests carried out in the same region in 2006. The wood volume of the clones was evaluated at two years of age. Trait correlation between the trees selected from the family and clonal tests was low. The estimate of the coincidence between the best trees and the best clones using an average of the different intensities of selection was only 27%. These results demonstrate that the selection of trees in the family test should not be too drastic; otherwise the chance plus clones may be overlooked.

DOI: 10.4238/vol10-2gmr1078

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@article{Reis2011CorrespondenceBP, title={Correspondence between performance of Eucalyptus spp trees selected from family and clonal tests.}, author={Cristiane Aparecida Fioravante Reis and Fl{\'a}via Maria Avelar Gonçalves and Leonardo Novaes Rosse and Rodrigo G F Costa and Magno Ant{\^o}nio Patto Ramalho}, journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR}, year={2011}, volume={10 2}, pages={1172-9} }