Ecotypic Differentiation in Red Ash

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In this, his second article on the genetics of Fraxinus, the author stresses the divergent inheritance patterns found in the white and the red ash. These differences are all the more remarkable in view of the close relationship and morphological similarity between the two species. They indicate that an extension of the results of provenance studies on a few European softwoods cannot be relied upon to give an adequate genetic background for the exceedingly rich and varied forest flora of the United States. Instead, it will be necessary to investigate separately the inheritance of each of our important native tree species if genetics is to make the fullest possible contribution to forestry.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Instructor in forestry, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana.

Publication date: August 1, 1944

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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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