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Inheritance of Alcohol Dehydrogenase and Leucine Aminopeptidase Isozymes in Knobcone Pine

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Abstract:

A new technique for analyzing the genetic structure of trees is available. Enzymes from germinating embryos were resolved by starch gel electrophoresis. Three polymorphic loci were identified in related families of knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata Lemm.). Progenies in 16 control-pollinated families from 12 parent trees were tested. Isozymes for one alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) locus and for two leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) loci segregated according to the laws of diploid inheritance, with two alleles per locus. Segregation in the progeny of a parent tree heterozygous for one ADH and one LAP locus showed these two loci are unlinked. Forest Sci. 17:190-194.

Keywords: Pinus attenuata Lemm; genotype; seed physiology; tree breeding

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Geneticist, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Sta., USDA Forest Service, Berkeley, California 94701

Publication date: June 1, 1971

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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