Unasylva - No. 73-74 - FAO/IUFRO meeting on forest genetics

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Vol. 18 (2-3)


An International Review of Forestry an Forest Products

FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded at Quebec, Canada, in October 1945 when its member nations agreed to work together to secure a lasting peace through freedom from want. The membership of FAO now stands at 111 nations.

Forestry and Forest Products Division:

Director: N. A. OSARA

Deputy Director: J. C. WESTOBY

Assistant to Director: L. J. VERNELL

Chiefs of Branches:


Unasylva - Started in 1947 by MARCEL LELOUP, first Director of the Forestry and Forest Products Division, this quarterly publication is intended to cover a range of interests as wide as that of the Division whose work it mirrors. Signed articles express the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Organization.

Cover photograph: Scots pine Pinus sylvestris plus tree at Bad Hersfeld, Germany,

(Photo: R. Morandini)


In the few cases of difficulty over nomenclature, the Latin names used are those given in the second edition of Rehder's Manual of cultivated trees and shrubs. Abbreviation used in the reference lists follow the Guide to the use of forestry abstracts of the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau.

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Table of Contents

J. D. Matthews
General introduction

Glossary of symbols

Åke Gustafsson and François Mergen
1. Some principles of tree cytology and genetics

Klaus Stern
2. Population genetics as a basis for selection

Jonathan W. Wright
3. Hybridization between species and races

R. Z. Callaham
4. Provenance research: Investigation of genetic diversity associated with geography

Riccardo Morandini
5. Genetics and improvement of exotic trees

P. F. Wareing
6. Tree physiology in relation to genetics and breeding

Erik Björkman
7. Breeding for resistance to disease in forest trees

Bent Søegaard
8. Breeding for resistance to insect attack in forest trees

Bruce J. Zobel
9. Breeding for wood properties in forest trees

J. D. Matthews
10. Seed production and seed certification

W. Plym Forshell
11. Genetics in forest practice in Sweden


Appendix A - Directions for evaluating and selecting plus trees

Appendix B - Some grafting methods

Appendix C - The anatomy of graft unions in Scots pine and Norway spruce

Appendix D - List of draft chapters and contributed papers

Draft chapters
Contributed papers

Appendix E - Consultation officers and participants

Consultation officers

Pulp and paper prospects in western Europe

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