Recovery of American chestnut characteristics following hybridization and backcross breeding to restore blight-ravaged Castanea dentata

@inproceedings{Diskin2006RecoveryOA,
  title={Recovery of American chestnut characteristics following hybridization and backcross breeding to restore blight-ravaged Castanea dentata},
  author={Matthew Diskin and Kim C. Steiner and Frederick V. Hebard},
  year={2006}
}
Morphological features of leaves and twigs of American chestnut, Chinese chestnut, their F1 hybrid, and three successive generations of backcrosses between hybrid populations and American chestnut were examined to determine rate of recovery of the American chestnut morphology after hybridization to capture Chinese chestnut genes for blight resistance. In aggregate morphology, as measured by a composite index of species identity (ISI), 96% of trees in the third backcross generation (BC3… CONTINUE READING
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