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The Cytological Basis of Forest Tree Improvement

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Genetical improvement of forest trees is a technique which requires support from several fields of biological science. Mirov recently has sketched in the JOURNAL OF FORESTRY the contribution which plant physiology may be expected to make. In the present paper the importance of cytology--the study of cells, their contents and activities--is illustrated by a discussion of some problems and lines of research encountered in the genetical improvement of forest trees. This is prefaced by a brief account of cells and chromosomes as they behave in development and reproduction.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Lieutenant, U. S. Army, Formerly, Junior Forest Ecologist, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: November 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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