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Genetics of Wood Production

  • Bruce J. Zobel
  • Jackson B. Jett

Part of the Springer Series in Wood Science book series (SSWOO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 1-25
  3. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 26-49
  4. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 50-77
  5. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 98-125
  6. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 148-165
  7. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 166-194
  8. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 195-213
  9. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 214-239
  10. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 240-255
  11. Bruce J. Zobel, Jackson B. Jett
    Pages 269-289
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 291-337

About this book

Introduction

Over the past years, a great deal has been learned about variation in wood prop­ erties. Genetic control is a major source of variation in most wood properties. Wood is controlled genetically both directly in the developmental or internal pro­ cesses of wood formation and indirectly by the control of tree form and growth patterns. Emphasis in this book will be on the internal control of wood production by genetics although there will be two chapters dealing with the indirect genetic control of wood, which was covered in detail in the previous book by Zobel and van Buijtenen (1989). The literature on the genetics of wood is very variable, SO'lle quite superficial, on which little reliance can be placed, and some from well-designed and correctly executed research. When suitable, near the end of each chapter, there will be a summary with the authors' interpretation of the most important information in the chapter. The literature on the genetics of wood can be quite controversial. This is to be expected, since both the environment and its interaction with the genotype of the tree can have a major effect on wood properties, especially when trees of similar genotypes are grown under widely divergent conditions. Adding to the confusion, studies frequently have been designed and analyzed quite differently, resulting in conflicting assessments of results.

Keywords

biotechnology cellulose development energy forest forestry grain growth paper plants polyploidy tree wood wood production wood properties

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce J. Zobel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jackson B. Jett
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Forest ResourcesNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Zobel Forestry AssociatesRaleighUSA
  3. 3.College of Forest ResourcesNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-79514-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79516-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79514-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8563
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