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    Author(s): E. C. Franklin
    Date: 1977
    Source: Proceedings Fourteenth Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Numerous genetic abnormalities (mutants) affecting pigmentation, development, and form have been described for the southern pines. Many of these traits behave as simply inherited Mendelian traits when produced by selfing and crossing. Such traits can often be used as genetic markers to trace pollen distribution, to test relative effectiveness of various pollens, or to make inferences about the genetic structure of stands or other populations such as seed orchards.

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    Franklin, E. C. 1977. Use of mutants in forest genetics research. In: Proceedings Fourteenth Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference; 1977 June Gainesville, Fl: 239-245.


    Mendelian traits, particulate inheritance, pollen distribution, genetic structure of populations, seed orchards

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