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Developing a national and international research community in tree breeding through a web-based information system
A CSIR research group has developed a web-based information system on tree breeding, which will link national and international partners, with data dating back more than 80 years.
Aggregation studies of eucalyptus dissolving pulps
Atomic force microscopy was used to study the cellulose fibril aggregation characteristics of dissolving pulp of a clone of Eucalyptus grown in compartments with contrasting growth rates at different stages of the pulping process.
Identification of PCR-base markers linked to wood splitting
Wood splitting is a defect in eucalyptus resulting in losses when converting logs to solid wood products. The authors report the identification of putative molecular markers linked to wood splitting in an open-pollinated Eucalyptus grandis population.



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