Masson pine (Pinus massoniana Lamb) has long been employed as a main source of pine resin in China. To get a better understanding of genetic regulation of resinyielding capacity (RYC), a total of 50 open-pollinated families of masson pine were planted at three testing sites for progeny testing. Investigation was conducted at ages 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 20, 24 and 26 years to study inheritance, age-age genetic correlation, and early selection efficiency for RYC, height (HT), diameter at breast height (DBH) and volume of individual tree (VOL). Growth characteristics increased gradually with age. RYC had a rapid increase at early ages (before age 15) ficients of variations (CV) for four traits showed a decreasing trend with age and the decreasing rate was rapid at early ages and minor at later ages. Heritability for four traits was relatively stable with minor fluctuation. For across-age classes, heritability was the highest for height, intermediate for RYC, and lowest for volume and DBH. RYC had highly positive genetic correlations with three growth characteristics. Genotype-by-environment interaction for four traits was stronger at Yunan than at other testing sites. Age-age genetic correlations were high for four traits studied, reaching 0.7 after age 9 for most analyses. Early selection at age 13 was highly effective for height, age 15 for DBH and volume, and age 11 for RYC.
If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.
BALOCCHI C. E. F. E. BRIDGWATER and R. BRYANT (1994): Selection efficiency in a nonselected population of loblolly pine. Forest Science 40: 452-473.
BURDON R. D. (1977): Genetic correlation as a concept for studying genetype-environment interaction in forest tree breeding. Silvae Genetica 26: 5-6.
COPPEN J. J. W. and G. A. HONE (1995): Gum Naval Stores: Turpentine and Resin from Pine Resin Natural Resources Institute FAO.
DU L. F. Y. CHEN Z. F. KE D. X. GAO Y. F. XIE J. ZOU H. P. LIU X. H. JIA and Z. W. ZHANG (2010): Genetic gain of analysis on half-sib progenies family of Pinus massoniana. Journal of Huazhong Agricultural University 29: 772-777.
FRIES A. and T. ERICSSON (2009): Genetic parameters for earlywood and latewood densities and development with increasing age in Scots pine. Annals of Forest Science 66: 404.
GWAZE D. (2009): Optimum selection age for height in shortleaf pine. New Forests 37: 9-16.
HAAPANEN M. (2001): Time trends in genetic parameters estimates and selection efficiency for scots pine in relation to field testing method. Forest Genetics 8: 129-144.
HE B. X. H. M. LIAN L. H. ZENG and Z. C. RUAN (1999): A study on pine resin chemical composition and its geographic variation of high resin masson pine superior tree. Guangdong Forestry Science and Technology 15: 1-7.
HONG Y. H. W. J. LIN and Y. F. HUANG (2010): Selection of excellent families and analysis on growth variation for the 12-year-old half-sib family of seed orchard of Pinus massoniana. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University 34: 26-31.
HYLEN G. (1999): Age trends in genetic parameters of wood density in young Norway spruce. Canadian Journal Forest Research 29: 135-143.
JI K. S. M. L. FAN and L. A. XU (2005): Variation analysis and plus family selection on half-sib progenies from clonal seed orchard of Pinus massoniana. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 41: 43-49.
JIN G. Q. G. F. QIN W. H. LIU D. Y. CHU S. Z. HONG and Z. C. ZHOU (2008a): Effects of mating manners on growth traits of Pinus massoniana and selection of cross combinations. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 44: 29-35.
JIN G. Q. G. F. QIN W. H. LIU D. Y. CHU S. Z. HONG and Z. C. ZHOU (2008b): Genetic analysis of growth traits on tester strain progeny of Pinus massoniana. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 44: 71-79.
KUMAR S. and J. LEE (2002): Age-age correlations and early selection for end-of-rotation wood dentsity in radiata pine. Forest Genetics 9: 323-330.
LEDIG F. T. (1974): Analysis of methods for the selection of trees from wild stands. Forest Science 20: 2-16.
LI L. and H. X. WU (2005): Efficiency of early selection for rotation-aged growth and wood density traits in Pinus radiata. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 2019-2029.
LIAN H. M. L. H. ZENG B. X. HE M. LUO J. QIN Z.Y. QI and R. K. LUO (2006): Study on the genetic variation of wood properties and correlation in wood properties and rowth resin yielding ability. Guangdong Forestry Science and Technology 22: 5-11.
LIN Q. H. R. ZHANG G. Q. JIN D. Y. CHU and Z. C. ZHOU (2010): Variation of ring width and wood basic density and early selection of Pinus massoniana provenances. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 46: 50-56.
LIU Q. H. G. Q. JIN R. ZHANG D. Y. CHU G. F. QIN and Z. C. ZHOU (2009): Provenance variation in growth stem-form and wood density of masson pine at 24-yearold and the provenance division. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 45: 55-62
LIU Y. (2001): Production consumption and prediction of China’s resin. Journal of Chemical Industry of Forest products 35: 31-33.
MWASE W. F. P. S. SAVILL and G. HEMERY (2008): Genetic parameter estimates for growth and form traits in common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) in a breeding seedling orchard at Little Wittenham in England. New Forests 36: 225-238.
NAMKOONG G. R. D. BARNES and J. BURLEY (1980): A philosophy of breeding strategy for tropical forest trees. Tropical Forestry Paper No. 16. Commonwealth Forestry Institute Oxford 67 pp.
SEBBENN A. M. F. C. ARANTES O. V. BOAS and M. L. M. FREITAS (2008): Genetic variation in an international provenance-progeny test of Pinus caribaea Mor. var. bahamensis Bar. et Gol. in Sao Paulo Brizil. Silvae Genetica 57: 181-187.
SHI K. and Z. LI (1998): The Development of China’s Forestry: Review and Prospects. The Environmental Science Press of China Beijing. pp 110.
TOMUSIAK R. and M. MAGNUSZEWSKI (2009): Effect of resin tapping on radial increments of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). In: KACZKA R. I. MALIK P. OWCZARE H. GÄRTNER G. HELLE and I. HEINRICH (eds.) (2009): TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology Climatology and Ecology Vol. 7 pp 151-157.
WANG Z. and M. M. CALDERON and M. G. CARANDANG (2006): Effects of resin tapping on optimal rotation age of pine plantation. Journal of Forest Economics 11: 245-260.
WU H. X. M. B. POWELL J. L. YANG M. IVKOVIC and T. A. MCRAE (2007): Efficiency of early selection for rotationaged wood quality traits in radiate pine. Annals of Forest Science 64: 1-9.
XIE C. Y. (2008): Ten-year results from red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) provenance-progeny testing and their implications for genetic improvement. New Forests 36: 273-284.
XU Y. B. (1994): The collected research works on masson pine in Guangdong province. Guangdong Higher Education Press (Ed 1). Guangzhou. pp 11-23.
YAMADA Y. (1962): Genotype by environment interaction and genetic correlation of the same trait under different environments. Japanese Journal of Genetics 37: 498-509.
ZENG L. H. and S. L. YUE (1984): Correlation between resin-yielding capacity and growth traits of Pinus massoniana. Subtropical Forestry Science and Technology 1: 16-18.
ZHANG B. W. (2001): Cultivation technology for plantation of masson pine. China Agriculture Publishing House (Ed 1). Beijing. pp 122-127.
ZHANG Y. Z. C. ZHOU G. Q. JIN and G. F. QIN (2010): Genetic distances of parents of Pinus massoniana and relationship between growth traits and heterosis of progeny. Journal of Nanjing Forestry University 34: 10-16.
ZHOU L. S. Q. LIU Y. X. ZHU Z. Y. HUANG and Z. P. SHAO (2008): Relationship between growth traits and growth stress of masson pine. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 44: 102-101.
ZHOU Z. C. G. R. LI G. L. HUANG B. X. CHEN and Y. K. LIN (2000): Genetic control of wood chemical compositions and its implication for wood breeding of masson pine. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 36: 110-117.