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Faderskapsanalys av tallfrö från Västerhus fröplantage: Skillnad i pollenkontaminering mellan öppen pollinering och pollinering inom ett avgränsat system
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study, pollen contamination (measured by the number of seeds pollinated by pollen not belonging to any of the clones on the seed orchard) is compared between open pollination and isolated pollination environments in a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) seed orchard called Västerhus, located outside Önsköldsvik. In this seed orchard a tent experiment is taking place. Skogforsk has built six large tents covering 12-14 trees with each tent. Fertilization patterns were compared between one tree in a tent with a supplementation of pollen from five clones not represented in the tent and another tree of the same clone subject to open pollination outside the tents. By using DNA markers the paternity was determined for 48 seeds from each tree. The results show a big difference in pollen contamination between the two trees. The tree inside the tent showed a contamination rate of 0% and the tree from the open pollination had a contamination rate of 20,5%. No difference was found in the numbers of different fathers although the selfing rate of 4,26% was higher in the tent than the selfing rate of 2,56% observed in the open pollination environment. These results match the results of other studies done on the same orchard pretty well and therefore tent isolation with a supplementary pollination can be a good way to reduce unwanted pollen contamination.

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2014. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
Paternity analysis, Seed orchard, Tent isolatoin, Pinus sylvestris, Pollen contamination
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-85275OAI: diva2:692647
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Bachelor of Science in Biology and Earthscience
Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-01-31 Last updated: 2014-02-06Bibliographically approved

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