Henry, Robert J. (2011). Eucalyptus. In Chittaranjan Kole (Ed.), Forest Trees (pp. 65-75) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21250-5_4

Author Henry, Robert J.
Title of chapter Eucalyptus
Title of book Forest Trees
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-21250-5_4
Series Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources
ISBN 9783642212499
Editor Chittaranjan Kole
Chapter number 4
Start page 65
End page 75
Total pages 11
Total chapters 8
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Eucalypts are a large group of more than 700 taxa from Australia and nearby areas. The taxonomy of this group has been evolving with three main genera now defined within the Australian Eucalypts; Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora. The Eucalypts have spread worldwide in the last 200 years and are now the most widely planted hardwood trees in the tropical and subtropical parts of the word. The species have great value as timber, pulp for paper and as potential energy crops. Genomic resources for these species include genetic maps and gene sequences and will soon include complete genome sequences. Candidate genes for wood properties are being widely analyzed for variation at the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) level to determine associations of specific alleles with desirable characteristics. Wild Eucalypt genetic resources have the potential to continue to contribute to forest production worldwide.
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Institutional Status UQ

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