Investigation of relationships between cell and pulp properties in Eucalyptus by examination of within-tree property variations

T. Ona, T. Sonoda, K. Ito, M. Shibata, Y. Tamai, Y. Kojima, J. Ohshima, S. Yokota, N. Yoshizawa

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Abstract

Relationships between cell and pulp properties were investigated by examining the within-tree property variations in Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Eucalyptus globulus. Properties investigated included proportions of ray and axial parenchyma, thickness of cell walls and cell wall percentages. The characteristics of the ray and axial parenchyma (their proportions and wall thickness) were found to have a significant influence on all measured pulp properties, including paper strength properties. Multiple regression of pulp properties in relation to cell properties revealed that nearly all measured pulp properties were explained by cell properties at the 1% significance level. It was concluded, therefore, that all cell types are important for predicting pulp properties, and it is strongly recommended that tree breeding programs for Eucalyptus include the measurement of all cell types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-243
Number of pages15
JournalWood Science and Technology
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Plant Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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