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Somatic Embryogenesis of Greek Fir (Abies cephalonica Loud.)

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Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 84)

Abstract

Euro-Mediterranean firs (the genus Abies Mill.) belong to ecologically and commercially most important tree genera in Europe. Fir forests represent a major component of Central European, Alpine and Mediterranean mountain forests. Their distribution ranges from 6°W to 44°E in longitude, from 35°N to 52°N in latitude and from 135 to 2900 m in altitude.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for the working facilities provided by University of Oulu, Department of Biology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Ecology and GeneticsUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.New Zealand Forest Research Institute - Trading as ScionRotoruaNew Zealand

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