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CORREA, Paula Rachel Rabelo; AUER, Celso Garcia; SANTOS, Alvaro Figueredo dos  and  HIGA, Antonio Rioyei. EARLY SELECTION OF Pinus radiata PROGENIES TO Sphaeropsis sapinea. Ciênc. Florest. [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.2, pp.275-281. ISSN 0103-9954.

Sphaeropsis sapinea is an important pathogen for some Pinus radiata causing tip blight and death of trees, in commercial plantings. This study was developed to select Pinus radiata progenies resistant to the pathogen, for new plantings in Brazil. Seedlings tips of 16 Pinus radiata progenies were inoculated with three pathogen monosporic isolates of Sphaeropsis sapinea, under greenhouse conditions. Lesions length and tip blight degree were evaluated. Responses of progenies to the pathogen varied according to tested isolate. The results indicated that early selection methodology was adequate to select Pinus radiata progenies resistant against Sphaeropsis sapinea. Average heritability of the progenies varied according to tested isolate and the selection criterion used.

Keywords : pine; resistance; selection.

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