Eucalypt Juvenility

  • D. M. Paton
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)


Rejuvenation of adult tissue of E. grandis is possible after grafting or multiple bud culture. Seedling rooting capacity and low G content are both regained during these rejuvenation treatments. Provided that some possible limitations are recognized, such rejuvenated tissue from elite large trees could be useful for biotechnology, including genetic transformation. This approach has advantages over the use of interspecific hybrids where lethal genotypes can arise in adult tissue.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Paton
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  1. 1.Forestry DepartmentAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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