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aspen model species are "very significant" and will have dramatic impacts on the future genetic improvement of forest trees for pulp and paper production. "The improved tree growth and high cellulose content will increase pulp-yield production, while the reduced lignin content will reduce the pulping cost and energy consumption in the pulping process," he said. "The ability to produce high-yield plantations with these desirable characteristics will enable us to produce wood more efficiently on less land, allowing natural forests to be managed less intensively for habitat conservation, aesthetics and recreational uses."

Citing the Forestry Department's Industry-Cooperative Tree Improvement Program working to improve plantation productivity, adaptation and disease-resistance in North Carolina's loblolly pines Li said, "Results from Dr. Chiang's research are very encouraging to our research. Although his research is on aspen, the valuable information on genetic regulation of wood formation should be useful for our efforts in producing pine plantations with lower lignin, higher cellulose, and faster growth rates."


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Contact: Dr. Vincent L. Chiang
vincent_chiang@ncsu.edu
919-513-0098
North Carolina State University
1-Apr-2003


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