The conservation of forest genetic resources: case histories from Canada, Mexico, and the United States

  • Authors: Ledig, F. Thomas; Vargas-Hernández, J. Jesús; Johnsen, Kurt H.
  • Publication Year: 1998
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Journal of Forestry 96(1):31-41

Abstract

The genetic codes of living organisms are natural resources no less than soil, air, and water. Genetic resources-from nucleotide sequences in DNA to selected genotypes, populations, and species-are the raw material in forestry: for breeders, for the forest manager who produces an economic crop, for society that reaps the environmental benefits provided by forests, and the continued evolution of the species itself.

  • Citation: Ledig, F. Thomas; Vargas-Hernández, J. Jesús; Johnsen, Kurt H. 1998. The conservation of forest genetic resources: case histories from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Journal of Forestry 96(1):31-41
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  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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