Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction. Breeding objectives and programmes. Variation of species, populations, stands, trees and its origin, study methods. Prov¬enance, terminology, importance to breeding. Artificial selection, methods of its application in forest tree breeding. Genetic testing, estimation of heritability and genetic gain. Vegetative propagation, methods, topophysis, consequences. Hybridization (natural - artificial), aims, methods. Introduction of exotics, methods, species selection. Mutations - biotechnology. Breeding for disease resistance and wood quality.