Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Eucalypt domestication and breeding.

Abstract

The book discusses aspects of variation, selection and reproduction that are unique to eucalypts, in the context of initial generations in the domestication of 'wild' eucalypts for wood production. Of the 23 chapters, 11 cover general aspects, including eucalypts natural and planted, genetic resources, matching species and provenances to site, testing species and provenances, breeding strategies and breeding plans, reproductive biology, selection and breeding, seed production, mass vegetative propagation, and future prospects. The other 12 chapters describe provenance variation and base populations for selection in 13 species (Eucalyptus camaldulensis, E. deglupta, E. delegatensis, E. fastigata, E. globulus, E. grandis, E. saligna, E. nitens, E. obliqua, E. regnans, E. tereticornis, E. urophylla, E. viminalis). Species and subject indexes are provided.