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Title: Optimizing energy yields in black locust through genetic selection: final report

The purpose of this work was to assess the magnitude of improvement in biomass yield of black locust possible through breeding, and to determine methods for efficiently capturing the yield improvement achievable from selective breeding. To meet this overall objective, six tasks were undertaken to determine: (1) the amount and geographic pattern of natural genetic variation, (2) the mating system of the species, (3) quantitative genetic parameters of relevant traits, (4) the relationship between nitrogen fixation and growth in black locust, (5) the viability of mass vegetative propagation, and (6) the feasibility of improvement through genetic transformation.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Georgia Univ., Athens, GA (United States). School of Forest Resources
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
395580
Report Number(s):
ORNL/Sub--86-95907/4
ON: DE96013999
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; LOCUST TREES; PLANT BREEDING; WOOD FUELS; OPTIMIZATION; GENETICS; BIOMASS