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Research article2004Peer reviewed

Artonårig provodling av mikroförökad masurbjörk

Wallin, Anita; Iwarsson, Mattias


Curly-grained wood formations in broad-leaved trees have fascinated foresters and craftsmen for centuries. The curly-grained birch Betula pendula ssp carelica is the most common curly-grained wood, displaying a characteristic pattern of curly fibres. Three different trees of curly-grained birch, one with protuberances, one with neck masur and a slowgrowing tree, were selected and micropropagated in 1985 and planted in Pustnäs, at Fyris river, Uppsala in 1987. True to their genome, the micro-propagated trees have grown vigorously. Individuals of the same clone are very similar in terms of tree morphology and masur characteristics. To cite a further example, a birch from Valls Hage arboretum, featuring extreme tumours( and which originated from Lapland) has been micro-propagated, new plants being replanted in Valls Hage

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2004, Volume: 84, pages: 31-36

    Associated SLU-program

    SLU Swedish Biodiversity Centre

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Forest Science
    Landscape Architecture

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