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Parthenocarpy, Parthenogenesis, and Self-Sterility of Douglas Fir

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This article presents data which indicate that parthenogenesis may occur in Douglas fir, that so-called parthenocarpy is a normal result of nonfertilization, and that self-sterility is very high. If Douglas fir is self-sterile as suggested, it follows that any condition which prevents adequate cross-pollination will resnlt in a poor seed crop. Application of this possibility to young seed trees, isolated seed trees, and artificial stimulation of seed production is indicated.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: British Columbia Forest Service

Publication date: August 1, 1942

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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