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Ole Oskarsson, P. M. A. Tigerstedt

Metsänjalostuksen mahdollisuudet II.

Oskarsson O., Tigerstedt P.M. A. (1972). Metsänjalostuksen mahdollisuudet II. Silva Fennica vol. 6 no. 3 article id 4869. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14672

English title: The possibilities in forest tree breeding II. Selection differences and genetic gains in selected seed stands of Scots pine.


The aim of this study was to estimate the genetic gain of volume growth in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) selected seed stands. To obtain highest possible accuracy, the estimations are based on a large statistical material comprising 197 separate seed stands. It is concluded that the genetic gain of volume growth ranges between 7.4–15.0%. Unwanted pollen contaminations may, however, in the worst case halve this genetic gain.

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Original keywords
mänty; metsänjalostus; siemenkeräysmetsät; valintahyöty; fenotyyppi; kuutiokasvu; tilavuuskasvu

English keywords
Scots pine; Pinus sylvestris; genetic gain; seed stands; forest tree breeding; phenotype; volume growth

Published in 1972

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