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Population Genetics of Forest Trees : Proceedings of the International Symposium on Population Genetics of Forest Trees Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., July 31-August 2,1990 - W. T. Adams

Population Genetics of Forest Trees

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Population Genetics of Forest Trees Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., July 31-August 2,1990

By: W. T. Adams (Editor), Steven H. Strauss (Editor), Donald L. Copes (Editor), Griffin A.R. Shell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1992
ISBN: 9780792318576
Number Of Pages: 423

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Tropical climates, which occur between 23°30'N and S latitude (Jacob 1988), encompass a wide variety of plant communities (Hartshorn 1983, 1988), many of which are diverse in their woody floras. Within this geographic region, temperature and the amount and seasonality of rainfall define habitat types (UNESCO 1978). The F AO has estimated that there 1 are about 19 million km of potentially forested area in the global tropics, of which 58% were estimated to still be in closed forest in the mid-1970s (Sommers 1976; UNESCO 1978). Of this potentially forested region, 42% is categorized as dry forest lifezone, 33% is tropical moist forest, and 25% is wet or rain forest (Lugo 1988). The species diversity of these tropical habitats is very high. Raven (1976, in Mooney 1988) estimated that 65% of the 250,000 or more plant species of the earth are found in tropical regions. Of this floristic assemblage, a large fraction are woody species. In the well-collected tropical moist forest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 39. 7% (481 of 1212 species) of the native phanerogams are woody, arborescent species (Croat 1978). Another 21. 9% are woody vines and lianas. Southeast Asian Dipterocarp forests may contain 120-200 species of trees per hectare (Whitmore 1984), and recent surveys in upper Amazonia re- corded from 89 to 283 woody species 10 cm dbh per hectare (Gentry 1988). Tropical communities thus represent a global woody flora of significant scope.

Introductionp. 1
Dedicationp. 3
Genetic diversity - seeing the forest through the treesp. 5
Genetic variation within European tree speciesp. 23
Patterns of genetic diversity in Australian tree speciesp. 49
Isozyme variation in tropical trees: patterns of genetic organizationp. 67
Factors influencing levels of genetic diversity in woody plant speciesp. 95
Biochemical and molecular genetic markers in biosystematic studies of forest treesp. 125
Applications of terpene analysis in forest geneticsp. 159
Evidence for the adaptive significance of allozymes in forest treesp. 179
The dynamic mating systems of conifersp. 197
Gene dispersal within forest tree populationsp. 217
Gene flow among seed plant populationsp. 241
Spatial structure of genetic variation within populations of forest treesp. 257
Allozyme markers in breeding zone designationp. 279
The use of electrophoretic markers in seed orchard researchp. 311
Effect of forest management on gene poolsp. 329
Allozyme markers in forest genetic conservationp. 347
Nuclear, chloroplast, and mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms as biochemical markers in population genetic analyses of forest treesp. 373
Use of DNA markers in forest tree improvement researchp. 391
A commentary on current approaches to forest population geneticsp. 409
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ISBN: 9780792318576
ISBN-10: 0792318579
Series: Forestry Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 423
Published: 30th November 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.79

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