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No. 29

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2001

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Cover photo: Two inflorescences of flower buds close to anthesis of a new discovered species of the genus Eidothea (See box in this issue of Forest Genetic Resources) (photo: Peter H. Weston, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Australia)

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Editors of this issue in the Forest Resources Development Service were:

Christel Palmberg-Lerche
Peter Aarup Iversen
Pierre Sigaud

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Note from the Editors

Results of twenty years of research on Pinus tecunumanii by the CAMCORE Cooperative (W.S. Dvorak, G.R. Hodge and J.L. Romero)

Forest genomics for conserving adaptive genetic diversity (K.V. Krutovskii and D.B. Neale)

Pinus tropicalis Morelet: its characteristics and genetic resource status (A. Alvarez, J. T. Suárez, O. Hechavarría and I. Diago)

Species and provenance introductions in Cuba: research results and projections (A. Mercadet et al)

Forest genetic resources conservation in France: evaluation and prospects (E. Teissier du Cros)

Conservation of forest biological diversity and forest genetic resources (C. Palmberg-Lerche)

New tree species discovered in Australia

Ex situ genetic conservation of tree species at the São Paulo Forest Institute, Brazil (A.M. Sebbenn et al)

Recent Publications from the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)

Global data on forest plantations resources

The role of FGR networks in supporting European research (J. Turok)

Black pine (Pinus nigra Arn.) resources in Albania (M.Dida, F. Ducci and G. Zeneli)

The International Neem Network: recent activities (P.A. Iversen and P. Sigaud)

New publication from FAO, IPGRI and DFSC: ‘Conservation and Management of forest genetic resources; in managed natural forests and protected areas (in situ)” (A. Yanchuk)

Recent publications from Danida Forest Seed Centre

New books on conservation of tropical forest tree species from the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Recent publications from FAO

Other literature of interest