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    Author(s): Alex M. Diner
    Date: 1999
    Source: In: Wheeler, Robert, ed. Under the canopy; forestry and forest products newsletter of the Alaska Cooperative Extension. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service: 7-8.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Trees as well as humans have two basic cell types based on genetic content: somatic cells and gametic or reproductive cells. Somatic cells, such as skin cells or the sapwood cells in a tree, have at least twice (2n) the base set of chromosomes. The reproductive cells (gametic cells) have a single (n) set of chromosomes.

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    Diner, Alex M. 1999. Somatic embryogenesis in forestry: A practical approach to cloning the best trees. In: Wheeler, Robert, ed. Under the canopy; forestry and forest products newsletter of the Alaska Cooperative Extension. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service: 7-8.

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