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The Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers report on issues addressed in the work programme of FAO. These working papers do not reflect any official position of FAO. Please refer to the FAO website ( for official information.

The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on on-going activities and programmes of major interest, and to stimulate discussion.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information please contact:

Ms. Christel Palmberg-Lerche, Chief
Mr. Pierre Sigaud, Forestry Officer (Forest Genetic Resources)
Mr. Peter Iversen, APO (Forest Genetic Resources)
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00100 Rome (Italy)


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The present paper is based on a lecture by Dr. Konstantin V. Krutovskii, entitled: "Forest genomics and new molecular genetic approaches to measuring and conserving adaptive genetic diversity in forest trees", presented at a training workshop organized by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), Rome and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), in technical collaboration with FAO. The training workshop was held in Gmunden, Austria 30 April to 11 May 2001.

Address of the authors: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Institute of Forest Genetics, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, Ca 95616, USA

E-mail: [email protected];

For quotation:

FAO (2001). Forest genomics for conserving adaptive genetic diversity. Paper prepared by Konstantin V. Krutovskii and David B. Neale. Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers, Working Paper FGR/3 (July 2001). Forest Resources Development Service, Forest Resources Division. FAO, Rome (unpublished).

@ FAO 2001

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