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Indicators of drought effects in Pinus sylvestris: genetic analyses to corroborate the results of empirical methods

RAB Lechner (1)   , A Rigal (2)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 89-91 (2010)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0539-003
Published: Jul 15, 2010 - Copyright © 2010 SISEF

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Collection/Special Issue: NFZ Summer School 2009 - Birmensdorf (Switzerland)
Long-term ecosystem research: understanding the present to shape the future
Guest Editors: Marcus Schaub (WSL, Switzerland)

Drought periods can be responsible for substantial damage in forests. Different studies have used empirical methods to measure the impact of drought on trees. More recently, huge advances in genomics have allowed finding potential genetic markers involved in drought resistance or tolerance. In this paper we review some empirical and genomic approaches that have been published in the literature. We suggest that a combination of these two types of approaches allows a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to drought resistance or tolerance.


Drought, Pinus sylvestris, Resistance, Genetic markers

Authors’ address

RAB Lechner
Limnologische Station, Technische Universität München, Hofmark 1-3, D-82393 Iffeldorf (Germany)
A Rigal
UMR INRA/UHP 1136 “Interaction Arbres/Micro-organismes”, INRA Nancy, F-54280 Champenoux (France)

Corresponding author

RAB Lechner


Lechner RAB, Rigal A (2010). Indicators of drought effects in Pinus sylvestris: genetic analyses to corroborate the results of empirical methods. iForest 3: 89-91. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0539-003

Academic Editor

Marcus Schaub

Paper history

Received: May 25, 2010
Accepted: May 31, 2010

First online: Jul 15, 2010
Publication Date: Jul 15, 2010
Publication Time: 1.50 months

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