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Title: Breeding strategies for north central tree improvement programs
Author: Overton, Ronald P.; Kang, Hyun
Source: In: Guries, R. P., ed. Proceedings of the Fourth North Central Tree Improvement Conference. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison: 51-61.
Description: The rationales and concepts of long-term tree breeding are discussed and compared with those for short-term breeding. A model breeding program is reviewed which maximizes short-term genetic gain for currently important traits and provides genetic resources that can be used effectively in future short-term breeding. The resources of the north-central region are examined with respect to the problems and opportunities for developing breeding programs which include both long- and short-term breeding goals.
Keywords: breeding systems, inbreeding, gene conservation, advanced generation breeding, multiple generation breeding
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Overton, Ronald P.; Kang, Hyun 1985. Breeding strategies for north central tree improvement programs. In: Guries, R. P., ed. Proceedings of the Fourth North Central Tree Improvement Conference. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison: 51-61.
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