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Genetic variation in some seedling characteristics of Bornmullerian Fir (Abies bornmülleriana mattf.)

Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dergisi. 2016;17(2):112-118 DOI 10.17474/acuofd.55824


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Journal Title: Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dergisi

ISSN: 2146-698X (Online)

Publisher: Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi

Society/Institution: Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi, Orman Fakültesi

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Forestry

Country of publisher: Turkey

Language of fulltext: Turkish, English

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Süleyman Gülcü

Nil Dilek Özbede


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Abstract | Full Text

In this study, it was determined that genetic diversity on some juvenile seedling and two-year-old seedling characteristics of totally 100 families from 5 populations (20 for each one) sampled from natural distribution area of Bornmullerian Fir. Also for the purpose of comparison of the results one population of Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmanniana Stev.) and one population of Taurus Fir (Abies cilicica Kotschy.), 20 families from each one were included in the study. The experiment was established in İlyakut/Ankara Forest Nursery under open field conditions. Cotyledon number (KS), epicotyl (EB) and hypocotyl length (HB) of juvenile seedlings and seedling height (FB), root collar diameter (KBC), timing of bud set (TB) and bud flushing (TP) of two-year-old seedlings were measured and observed. In this context, individual and family heritabilities, some genetic parameters and genetic and phenotypic correlations between characters were estimated. According to the results obtained, differences between families within the populations were important in terms of all properties of the two-year-old seedlings however differences between populations for root collar diameter and timing of bud set were insignificant. And also insignificant differences between the species were found in terms of these two characters. At the same time middle and high level individual and family heritabilities [0.09(KS) < hi2 < 0.193 (FB); 0.201 (KS) < hf2 < 0.529 (EB)] were estimated for all juvenile and two-year-old seedling traits.