publication . Article . 2005

Domestication potential of Marula (Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra) in South Africa and Namibia: 3. Multiple trait selection

Roger Leakey;
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  • Published: 11 May 2005 Journal: Agroforestry Systems, volume 64, pages 51-59 (issn: 0167-4366, eissn: 1572-9680, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
An understanding of the inter-relationships between the traits characterising tree-to-tree variation in fruits and kernels is fundamental to the development of selected cultivars based on multiple trait selection. Using data from previously characterised marula (Sclerocarya birrea) trees in Bushbuckridge, South Africa and North Central Region of Namibia, this study examines the relationships between the different traits (fruit pulp, flesh/juice mass, and nut shell and kernel mass) as a means to determine the opportunities to develop cultivars. Strong and highly significant relationships were found between fruit mass and pulp mass in trees from South Africa and N...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesgenetic structuresnatural sciencesinformation science
free text keywords: Agronomy and Crop Science, Forestry, Nut, Ideotype, Anacardiaceae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Sclerocarya birrea, Cultivar, Domestication, Agronomy, Trait, Agroforestry, Pollination
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