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Technique and interpretation in tree seed radiography

Author(s):

Howard B. Kriebel

Year:

1966

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

North Central Research Station

Source:

In: Joint Proceedings of the Second Genetics Workshop of the Society of American Foresters and the Seventh Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Res. Pap. NC-6. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 70-75

Description

The study of internal seed structure by radiography requires techniques which will give good definition. To establish the best procedures, we conducted a series of experiments in which we manipulated the principal controllable variables affecting the quality of X-radiographs: namely, focus-to-film distance, film speed (grain), exposure time, kilovoltage, and milliamperage. The results presented here will eliminate the need for repetition by others interested in moving directly to research applications of X-radiography. A few examples will illustrate the interpretation of detail and perhaps suggest how radiographs can contribute to an understanding of the biology of seed formation.

Citation

Kriebel, Howard B. 1966. Technique and interpretation in tree seed radiography. In: Joint Proceedings of the Second Genetics Workshop of the Society of American Foresters and the Seventh Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Res. Pap. NC-6. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 70-75

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