Canadian Forest Service Publications

Somatic embryogenesis: A reproduction method applicable to mature conifers? 2010. Klimaszewska, K. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, QC. Branching out, No. 61. 2 p.

Year: 2010

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 32003

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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You have found a tree with exceptional characteristics — perfect tapering, good vigour and desirable growth traits. It is such a great tree that you wish you could “copy & paste” it. Vegetative reproduction or, more specifically, somatic embryogenesis from shoot bud explants, may turn this dream into reality. But is this solution available to everyone? How does this technique work and what tree species can be cloned using it?

Also available under the title:
L’embryogenèse somatique : un mode de reproduction applicable aux conifères d’âge mûr? L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 61. (French)