Potential Genetic Gain Through Tissue Culture

  • R. Timmis
  • M. M. Abo El-Nil
  • R. W. Stonecypher
Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 24-26)


Tissue culture, and its probable future developments, have the potential to greatly accelerate the genetic improvement of forest yield. Initially, improvement will result from the micropropagation of superior genotypes. Later, however, tissue culture may provide the essential route back to whole plants from germplasm, selected or further improved by new biotechnologies.


Genetic Gain Seed Orchard Progeny Test Selection Intensity Generation Interval 
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  • R. Timmis
  • M. M. Abo El-Nil
  • R. W. Stonecypher

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