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Ray tissues as an indirect measure of relative sap-sugar concentration in sugar mapleAuthor(s): Peter W. Garrett; Kenneth R. Dudzik; Kenneth R. Dudzik
Source: Res. Pap. NE-626. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAttempts to correlate ray tissue as a percentage of total wood volume with sap-sugar concentrations of sugar maple progenies were unsuccessful. These results raise doubts about our ability to use a relatively constant value such as ray-tissue volume in a selection program designed to increase the sap-sugar concentration of sugar maple seedlings.
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CitationGarrett, Peter W.; Dudzik, Kenneth R. 1989. Ray tissues as an indirect measure of relative sap-sugar concentration in sugar maple. Res. Pap. NE-626. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
Keywordssugar maple, sap sugar, ray tissue, tree improvement
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