Search for major genes with progeny test data to accelerate the development of genetically superior loblolly pine

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This research project is to develop a novel approach that fully utilized the current breeding materials and genetic test information available from the NCSU-Industry Cooperative Tree Improvement Program to identify major genes that are segregating for growth and disease resistance in loblolly pine. If major genes can be identified in the existing breeding population, they can be utilized directly in the conventional loblolly pine breeding program. With the putative genotypes of parents identified, tree breeders can make effective decisions on management of breeding populations and operational deployment of genetically superior trees. Forest productivity will be significantly enhanced if genetically superior ... continued below

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NCSU December 30, 2003.

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This research project is to develop a novel approach that fully utilized the current breeding materials and genetic test information available from the NCSU-Industry Cooperative Tree Improvement Program to identify major genes that are segregating for growth and disease resistance in loblolly pine. If major genes can be identified in the existing breeding population, they can be utilized directly in the conventional loblolly pine breeding program. With the putative genotypes of parents identified, tree breeders can make effective decisions on management of breeding populations and operational deployment of genetically superior trees. Forest productivity will be significantly enhanced if genetically superior genotypes with major genes for economically important traits could be deployed in an operational plantation program. The overall objective of the project is to develop genetic model and analytical methods for major gene detection with progeny test data and accelerate the development of genetically superior loblolly pine. Specifically, there are three main tasks: (1) Develop genetic models for major gene detection and implement statistical methods and develop computer software for screening progeny test data; (2) Confirm major gene segregation with molecular markers; and (3) Develop strategies for using major genes for tree breeding.

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OSTI as DE00828193

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  • Other Information: PBD: 30 Dec 2003

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  • Report No.: DE-FC36-99GO10380
  • Grant Number: FC36-99GO10380
  • DOI: 10.2172/828193 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 828193
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc781510

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NCSU. Search for major genes with progeny test data to accelerate the development of genetically superior loblolly pine, report, December 30, 2003; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc781510/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.