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Multiplication Rates In Vitro and by Stem Cuttings Propagation, and Clonal Development from Eucalyptus globulus Seedlings

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In developing new clones of forest trees, the first main goal is to propagate enough plantable plants for clonal field trials and a clonal archive. Models of clonal multiplication rates in Eucalyptus globulus indicate that this takes a similar time (about 56 wk) from the sowing of seed, whether multiplication is by axillary shoot culture in vitro or by stem cuttings propagation. Multiplication of unrooted shoots is relatively rapid in vitro but is largely offset by the greater time required for weaning, pricking out, and growth in the nursery. For. Sci. 42(4):415-418.

Keywords: Clone; micropropagation; model

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Wye College, University of London, Ashford, Kent TN25 5AH, UK

Publication date: November 1, 1996

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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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