Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Germplasm Conservation and DNA Marking of Selected Priority Industrial Tree Plantation Species

This study generally aims to identify, capture and preserve the remaining wild population of Eucalyptus deglupta, Casuarina equisetifolia and Endospermum peltatum and asses the genetic structure of E. deglupta for genetic conservation and future tree breeding program. Specifically, the objectives of the study are: (1) to identify and capture the remaining wild population of E.deglupta, C. equisetifolia, and E. peltatum; (2) to assess the genetic diversity structure of E.deglupta; and, (3) to establish 1.5-hectar ex situ genetic conservation of E.deglupta, C. equisetifolia, and E. peltatum.

Further, the newly improved genetic materials from this study can be utilized by stakeholders for industrial tree plantation and other derived by-products. It can also increase the yield of tree plantation from the improved materials through tree breeding and explore high potential by-products. Consequently, increase the income of tree farmers.

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