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Genetic diversity in forest management

Author(s) or contact(s): A.D. Yanchuk, M.R. Carlson, and J.H. Woods
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Forest Genetics
Series: Brochure
Other details:  Published 1984. Hardcopy is available.
 

Abstract

What is genetic diversity?

Genetic Diversity is the difference at the gene level between individuals of the same species. Forest geneticists study the patterns of genetic diversity at two general levels:

1) differences between trees within a local area, and
2) differences between areas or stands of trees across the species range.

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Updated July 08, 2009