Fast and cheap identification of elite aspen clones in the North-West of Russia using ISSR markers

Zhigunov, Anatoly V.
Shabunin, Dmitrii A.
Butenko, Olesia Yu.
Lebedeva, Marina V.
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In 2001–2006, several experimental aspen plantations were established in the North-West of Russia (Leningrad region). Three in vitro propagated elite aspen (Populus tremula L.) clones from the Kostroma Forest Research Station were used as the planting stock for plantations. The planting plans of some experimental plantations were lost, which made it impossible to identify the genetic lineages. 13-years old unknown aspen clones demonstrated prominent growth rates, and reliably overtook natural aspen coppice. ISSR markers were used for fast and cheap restoring of the missing planting plan of the experimental aspen plantation under study; as a result, progenies of three elite aspen clones were recognized. The best fast-growing and stem rot resistant aspen clones was identified and called “Kostroma”.
© 2018 Anatoly V. Zhigunov et al., published by Sciendo. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License - . The Version of Scholarly Record of this Article is published in Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A – Forestry, 2018, Vol. 60 (4), 207–213, available online at: . Keywords: aspen; elite clones; molecular markers; ISSR; clonal plantations; Populus tremula L.; Phellinus tremulae (Bondartsev); heart rot.
Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING::Plant production::Forestry
Zhigunov, A., Shabunin, D., Butenko, O. & Lebedeva, M. (2018). Fast and cheap identification of elite aspen clones in the North-West of Russia using ISSR markers. Folia Forestalia Polonica, 60(4) 207-213.