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Inheritance of -pinene in Xylem Oleoresin of Knobcone x Monterey Pine Hybrids

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Monoterpene composition of xylem oleoresin, expressed as percentage of total monoterpenes, is analyzed in 308 individuals from 18 crosses of knobcone x Monterey pine hybrids, hybrid derivatives, and parental species. Oligogenic control of -pinene is demonstrated; single-gene and two-gene epistatic models are presented. High percentage of -pinene is partially dominant to low. Based on behavior of α- and -pinene relative to 3-carene, -pinene appears to be under direct genetic control; α-pinene responds to -pinene in a complementary fashion. Forest Sci. 28:687-696.
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Keywords: 3-carene; Monoterpenes; dominance; oligogenic inheritance; α-pinene

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Geneticist, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 245, Berkeley, CA 94701

Publication date: 1982-12-01

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