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Advances in reproductive biology and seed production systems of Eucalyptus: The case of Eucalyptus globulus

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posted on 2023-05-26, 08:31 authored by Bradley PottsBradley Potts, McGowen, MH, Williams, DR, Suitor, S, Jones, TH, Gore, PL, Rene VaillancourtRene Vaillancourt
Eucalyptus globulus is the main eucalypt species grown in Australian plantations. The focus on seedling deployment systems, coupled with exploitation of large, open-pollinated base populations for breeding purposes over the last two decades, has required a detailed understanding of the reproductive biology of this species. We review our research on the reproductive biology of E. globulus, with a focus on it's breeding system and advances made in seed production systems. While most improved seed is still obtained from open-pollinated seedling or grafted seed orchards, the development of the one-stop/single-visit pollination procedure has revolutionised the breeding and deployment of this species. The reduced costs of controlled pollination has meant full pedigree-control can now be maintained in large advanced generation breeding populations and E. globulus is one of the few eucalypt species where large-scale production of manually pollinated seed for family forestry is being undertaken.


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IUFRO Working group 2.08.03 - Eucalypts and diversity: balancing productivity and sustainability

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Durban, South Africa

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BM Potts. This is a preprint of an article whose final form has been published in Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science Volume 70, Number 2 copyright (c)2008 NISC Pty Ltd. The Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science is available online at

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