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Micropropagation of Juglans cinerea L. (Butternut)Author(s): P. M. Pijut
Source: Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol. 39 High-Tech and Micropropagation V (ed. by Y.P.S. Bajaj) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997. pp 345-357
Publication Series: Book
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThe genus Juglans L. (family Juglandaceae) comprises about 20 species of deciduous trees. These monoecious trees are native to North and South America, and from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia (Bailey and Bailey 1976). They are grown as ornamentals, for the edible nuts, and some species for the fine-grained wood highly valued for furniture, veneer, gunstocks, and cabinet work. The Persian walnut (J. regia L.) is the most horticulturally developed and widely cultivated species for nut production (McGranahan and Leslie 1990). Worldwide production of walnuts in 1992 was listed at 918 180 metric tons, with the United States accounting for approximately 20% of world production at 181 400 metric tons (FAO 1992). Black walnut (J. nigra L.) is one of the most valuable hardwoods produced in the United States (Williams 1990). Eastern black walnut is also grown for the edible nuts, but it is the species valued economically for its high quality wood, prized for fine furniture, gunstocks, cabinets, and veneer.
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CitationPijut, P. M. 1997. Micropropagation of Juglans cinerea L. (Butternut). Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol. 39 High-Tech and Micropropagation V (ed. by Y.P.S. Bajaj) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997. pp 345-357
- Screening butternut and butternut hybrids for resistance to butternut canker
- Identification of butternuts and butternut hybrids
- Conservation and management of butternut trees
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