Genetic composition of seed orchard crops

Alfred E. Szmidt

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In three Scots pine seed orchards genetic diversity as measured by the expected panmictic heterozygosity was relatively high and similar. Embryos from Östteg and Robertsfors showed less diversity than the parental clones. Differences in allozyme frequencies were found between some orchards in spite of similarities in their clonal composition. Seed grading had much effect on the genetic structure of embryos from Robertsfors. Embryos from heavy seed were more heterozygous than embryos from light seed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalForest Ecology and Management
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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