Breeding forest trees for resistance to mammalian herbivores - a study based on European white birch.

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Acta Forestalia Fennica. 1990. 210: 1-20.

Title: Breeding forest trees for resistance to mammalian herbivores - a study based on European white birch.
Author: Rousi, Matti
Publisher: The Society of Forestry in Finland - The Finnish Forest Research Institute
Date: 1990
Language: en
ISSN: 0001-5636
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1975/9312
Abstract: Literature was reviewed on genotypic variation between tree species (especially Betula spp.) and within species with regard to their resistance to feeding by voles (Microtus spp., Clethrionomys spp.) and hares (Lepus spp.). Mechanisms of resistance and the phenotypic plasticity of Betula spp. are described. The experimental methods used to study this subject are compared and the practical forestry applications of differences in resistance discussed. The studies evaluated gave no indication that breeding for growth and quality will decrease the level of resistance in Betula spp. and it is concluded that the prospects for resistance breeding are good.
Subject: broadleaves, damage, forest trees, pests, resistance, reviews, tree breeding, trees, wildlife, woody plants
opinnäytteet
väitöskirjat
Betula pendula
metsänjalostus
resistenssijalostus
eläintuhot
rauduskoivu
metsänjalostus


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