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Breeding strategies for north central tree improvement programsAuthor(s): Ronald P. Overton; Hyun Kang
Source: In: Guries, R. P., ed. Proceedings of the Fourth North Central Tree Improvement Conference. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison: 51-61.
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThe rationales and concepts of long-term tree breeding are discussed and compared with those for short-term breeding. A model breeding program is reviewed which maximizes short-term genetic gain for currently important traits and provides genetic resources that can be used effectively in future short-term breeding. The resources of the north-central region are examined with respect to the problems and opportunities for developing breeding programs which include both long- and short-term breeding goals.
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CitationOverton, Ronald P.; Kang, Hyun. 1985. Breeding strategies for north central tree improvement programs. In: Guries, R. P., ed. Proceedings of the Fourth North Central Tree Improvement Conference. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison: 51-61.
Keywordsbreeding systems, inbreeding, gene conservation, advanced generation breeding, multiple generation breeding
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