Chapter 7. Breeding American Chestnuts for Blight Resistance

  1. Jules Janick
  1. Lisa M. Worthen,
  2. Keith E. Woeste and
  3. Charles H. Michler

Published Online: 23 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470535486.ch7

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 33

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 33

How to Cite

Worthen, L. M., Woeste, K. E. and Michler, C. H. (2010) Breeding American Chestnuts for Blight Resistance, in Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 33 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470535486.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470525852

Online ISBN: 9780470535486

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Keywords:

  • breeding American chestnuts for blight resistance - chestnut blight v. blight-resistance breeding;
  • population genetics of hybrid chestnut reintroduction and linkage disequilibrium;
  • local adaptation and long-term fitness - of reintroduced populations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chestnut Genetics

  • Chestnut Blight

  • Blight-Resistance Breeding

  • Population Genetics of Hybrid Chestnut Reintroduction

  • Conclusion

  • Literature Cited