Genetic variation in Anatolian black pine (Pinus nigra Arn. subsp pallasiana. (Lamb.) Holmboe.) populations in Turkey

Gulcu S., Akcakaya M., Bilir N.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, vol.37, no.2, pp.261-265, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-265


The present study was carried out in a progeny trial established by ten population of Anatolian black pine [Pinus nigra Am. subsp. pallasiana (Lamb.) Holmboe.] to estimate genetic variation, heritability, genetic gain and also genetic and phenotypic correlations among the characters based on 9th year results of tree height and branch characters in the trial. Average tree height was 112.7 cm in polled population, while average of branch characters were generally similar. The results of ANOVA showed statistically significant difference (0.05>p) among the population for characters. Family x population interaction was also found statistically significant. Variation among family was lower than that of within families for the characters. Family mean heritability (0.65