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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (2018) 63(1): 24–28
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Feature article
Breeding Douglas-fir for high-value wood products in the genomic selection era

Mari Suontama *,1 and Heidi Dungey 2

1 Scientist, Forest Genetics team, Scion, Rotorua Email:
2 Scientist, Science Leader, Forest Genetics team, Scion
*Corresponding author.

Abstract: The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership (SWP), which is in its third year, has a strong focus on the genetic improvement of Douglas-fir. The background of Douglas-fir in New Zealand and elsewhere, and achievements of the current genetic research programme targeting high-value wood production, with an initiation of genomic selection into the breeding programme is discussed.
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