Publication
Title
Characterization of tree architecture in two-year-old apple seedling populations of different progenies with a common columnar gene parent
Author
Abstract
Main axis and branch growth characteristics were measured during and after the first two growing seasons of 209 two-year-old 'Telamon' x 'Braeburn', 'Telamon' x 'Sunrise' and 'Telamon' x '110' apple seedlings. Each parent cultivar exhibits a different tree architecture: 'Telamon': columnar, 'Braeburn': Type III, 'Sunrise': slender, type II, '110': columnar. Variables describing the number, length and position of the branches were used to separate four different architectural groups within the 209 seedlings. A continuum from trees with few and short shoots to trees with many long shoots is observed. Consequently, apical dominance and apical control appear positively correlated. As the branching habit of one-year-old 'Telamon' x 'Braeburn' seedlings was poorly associated with architecture after two years, it was not possible to predict tree architecture based on the branching pattern of one-year-old seedlings.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta horticulturae / International Society for Horticultural Science. - 's Gravenhage
Genetics, Vols 1 and 2
Source (book)
11th Eucarpia Symposium on Fruit Breeding and Genetics, SEP 01-05, 2003, Angers, FRANCE
Publication
's Gravenhage : 2004
ISBN
90-6605-386-0
Volume/pages
663 Part 1-2(2004), p. 363-368
ISI
000228754100062
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 03.01.2013
Last edited 06.11.2017
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