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Notes: Self-Compatibility and Inbreeding Depression in American Elm

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Abstract:

American elm is generally self-compatible although seed set after artificial selfing ranges from 0 to at least 67 percent of seed set after outcrossing. Effects of selfing are demonstrated for fruit and seed development, seed germination, and seedling height growth. Forest Sci. 17:321-322.

Keywords: Ulmus americana; tree breeding

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Assoc. Professor, Dep. of Forestry, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Publication date: 1971-09-01

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