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Female strobili incidence in a Minnesota population of black spruce: heritability and correlation with height growthAuthor(s): C. Dana Nelson; C. A. Mohn
Source: In: Demeritt, Maurice E., Jr., ed. Proceedings of the Thirty-first Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference and the Sixth North Central Tree Improvement Association. Berea, KY: USFS Forestry Sciences Lab: 92-99
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionSignificant family variation in female strobili incidence, ripeness-to-flower and production were found in a Minnesota black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) population tested at four locations. Heritability estimates indicated that gain in early flowering from selection would be possible. Height growth through age 12 years was positively correlated (genetic and phenotypic) to female strobili production between ages 10 and 12 years.
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CitationNelson, C. Dana; Mohn, C. A. 1989. Female strobili incidence in a Minnesota population of black spruce: heritability and correlation with height growth. In: Demeritt, Maurice E., Jr., ed. Proceedings of the Thirty-first Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference and the Sixth North Central Tree Improvement Association. Berea, KY: USFS Forestry Sciences Lab: 92-99
Keywordsflowering, fruitfulness, reproductive-vegetative relationship, genetic variation
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