Canadian Forest Service Publications

MIMOSOL - Interactive computer program for minimum inbreeding and maximum outcrossing seed orchard layouts. 1985. Beaulieu, J.; Corriveau, A.; Daoust, G. Canadian Forestry Service, Laurentian Forest Research Centre, Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Information Report LAU-X-69E. 16 p.

Year: 1985

Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14276

Language: English

Series: Information Report (LFC - Québec)

CFS Availability: PDF (request by e-mail)

Abstract

MIMOSOL is an interactive computer program that will make the tree breeder's seed orchard design task considerably easier. The program will be very useful in the design of both clonal and seedling orchards. Orchard layouts can accommodate complete blocks of equal size or a single tenant.

The primary feature of the MIMOSOL program is that seed orchard layouts can be created minimizing inbreeding and favoring outcrossing, thus producing seed of better genetic quality. The program takes into account each individual's place in the hierarchy of a specific group and prestablished spacing constraints when the individual is positioned. The interactive nature of the MIMOSOL program makes it easy and attractive to use, even for people with limited computer experience.

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