The physiological basis for genetic improvement of oil palm in Malaysia

@article{Corley2004ThePB,
  title={The physiological basis for genetic improvement of oil palm in Malaysia},
  author={R. H. V. Corley and C. H. Lee},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2004},
  volume={60},
  pages={179-184}
}
SummaryYield of Deli dura oil palms after four generations of selection was 60% greater than that of the unselected base population. Total above-ground dry matter production was increased by selection, apparently through better utilisation of solar radiation. The dry matter requirement for vegetative growth was unchanged, so a greater surplus remained for fruit production in the selected palms. Crossing the dura and pisifera to give the thin-shelled tenera fruit type improved partitioning of… 

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