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Handbook of Quantitative Forest Genetics : FORESTRY SCIENCES - Lauren Fins

Handbook of Quantitative Forest Genetics


By: Lauren Fins (Editor), Sharon Friedman (Editor), Janet V. Brotschol (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780792315681
Number Of Pages: 406

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This handbook was designed as a reference tool for forest geneticists, tree breeders and other tree improvement personnel, as well as a textbook for university courses and short-courses at the graduate level in quantitative genetics.
The chapters focus on the decision points faced by quantitative geneticists and breeders in designing programs and analyzing data. Beginning with a justification for the use of quantitative genetics in decision making in tree improvement programs, the book continues with a brief presentation of fundamental principles, followed by discussions and evaluations of mating designs and field test designs, the use of best linear predictors to estimate breeding values, the use of computer programs in the analysis of variance for genetic information, the deployment of genetically improved stock for capturing gains, the use of economic models for program justification, and the development of seed transfer guidelines.

'Overall, I truly enjoyed reading this book, and it now has a place within easy reach of my desk. ' Journal of Forestry november 1992

Quantitative Genetics: Why Bother?
Fundamental Genetic Principles
Mating Designs
Field Test Design
Concepts of Selection and Gain Prediction
Computational Methods
Estimating Yield: Beyond Breeding Values
Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making in Forest Genetics Programs
Developing Seed Transfer Zones
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792315681
ISBN-10: 0792315685
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 31st January 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.91