Forest breeding

Dnr:

SNIC 2016/1-385

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

Harry Wu

Affiliation:

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Start Date:

2016-10-01

End Date:

2017-10-01

Primary Classification:

40402: Genetik och förädling

Webpage:

Allocation

Abstract

The project focus on forest genetics and tree breeding through understanding and dissecting genetic base of genetic variation for quantitative traits, including tree growth and form traits, wood quality traits, phenology traits, and biotic and abiotic resistance traits. Based on the next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, we study candidate genes or execute genomic selection studies to predict breeding value of these traits. This basic knowledge can then be used in the design of breeding programmers for increasing growth rate and quality of wood products in forest plantations.