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Título: Does selecting for improved growth affect wood quality of Pinus pinaster in Portugal ?
Autor: Gaspar, Maria João
Lousada, José Luís
Rodrigues, José Carlos
Aguiar, Alexandre
Almeida, Maria Helena
Palavras-chave: Pinus pinaster
wood quality
Data: 2009
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: "Forest Ecology and Management". ISSN 0378-1127. 258 (2009) 115-121
Resumo: The selection criteria for the first generations in the Portuguese Pinus pinaster improvement program have been the growth rate and form traits. In this work we study the consequences of this selection on wood quality traits. This study assesses genetic and phenotypic correlation between growth, wood density components, lignin content and mechanical traits (radial modulus of elasticity and radial modulus of rupture) of 46 half sib families from a progeny trail located in Leiria, Portugal, originated from seed collected in a clonal seed orchard. A total of 552 seventeen-years-old trees (about half of full rotation age) were sampled at 2 m height. Height measured at 12 years old presented a higher genetic control (h2 = 0.34) relatively to DBH, measured at 12 and 17 years old respectively (h2 = 0.17 and h2 = 0.15). The results of this study also showed that DBH growth is more dependent on latewood components than earlywood components and that higher growth inMediterranean regions can be due to an increase of the period of latewood formation. Further, we can conclude genetic selection based on growth will not result in a decrease of wood density, will not affect the occurrence of spiral grain, and is possible to obtain an increase in the radialmodulus of elasticity. The present study also showed that it is possible to select for increased growth with lower lignin proportion. Results also suggest that selection for growth at 12 years will probably not affect negatively the wood properties at 17 years
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/9024
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.03.046
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