Journal of Genetics

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 141–145 | Cite as

Changes in genetic diversity parameters in unimproved and improved populations of teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) in Karnataka state, India

  • N. LYNGDOHEmail author


Teak (Tectona grandis L. f.; family Verbanaceae) is an important plantation tree species in the tropics and in India one of the first species to be prioritized for improvement. Improvement efforts for the last 50 years have essentially concentrated on augmenting quality seed production by establishing seed production areas (SPA) and clonal seed orchards (CSO). Presently, these two form the main sources of quality planting material for teak throughout the country. However, there is no information on the genetic quality of such sources nor information on the progeny used in plantation programmes. Reports of studies based on coniferous and tropical species provide conflicting results on the impact of domestication on the genetic diversity of populations (Chaisurisri and El Kassaby, 1994; Rajora, 1999; Moran et al., 2000; Godt et al., 2001; Icgen et al., 2006). Also the impact of domestication on the genetic diversity of progeny populations is poorly understood (Stoehr and...


ISSR progeny diversity parent diversity tree improvement 



We thank Director, Group Coordinator (Research), and Head of Department, Tree Improvement and Propagation Division, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore, for the facilities provided, and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for providing scholarship to the first author. Assistance and field support provided by research wing of Karnataka Forest Department is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.Tree Improvement and Propagation DivisionInstitute of Wood Sciences and TechnologyBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the EnvironmentRoyal EnclaveBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Forest Biology and Tree ImprovementCollege of ForestrySirsiIndia
  4. 4.School of Ecology and Conservation, and Department of Crop PhysiologyUniversity of Agricultural SciencesBangaloreIndia
  5. 5.Department of Crop PhysiologyUniversity of Agricultural SciencesBangaloreIndia

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