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Title: Ray tissues as an indirect measure of relative sap-sugar concentration in sugar maple
Author: Garrett, Peter W.; Dudzik, Kenneth R.; Dudzik, Kenneth R.
Source: Res. Pap. NE-626. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Attempts to correlate ray tissue as a percentage of total wood volume with sap-sugar concentrations of sugar maple progenies were unsuccessful. These results raise doubts about our ability to use a relatively constant value such as ray-tissue volume in a selection program designed to increase the sap-sugar concentration of sugar maple seedlings.
Keywords: sugar maple, sap sugar, ray tissue, tree improvement
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Garrett, Peter W.; Dudzik, Kenneth R. 1989. Ray tissues as an indirect measure of relative sap-sugar concentration in sugar maple. Res. Pap. NE-626. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 7 p.
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