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Conservation and use of elm genetic resources in France: results and perspectives

Eric Collin (1-4), Michel Rondouin (2), Cécile Joyeau (1)   , Stéphane Matz (1), Pierre Raimbault (1), Luc Harvengt (3), Isabelle Bilger (1), Monique Guibert (1-4)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 41-47 (2020)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor3065-013
Published: Feb 03, 2020 - Copyright © 2020 SISEF

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Launched in 1987, the French National Programme for the Conservation of Native Elm Genetic Resources focused on the ex situ conservation of clones of adult field elms (Ulmus minor Mill.) survivors of the Dutch elm disease (DED) pandemic. It was later expanded to include the in situ dynamic conservation of populations of European white elm (U. laevis Pall.) and wych elm (U. glabra Huds.). The national collection contains 441 clones, partly characterized and evaluated in a European project. The pathological tests and experimental plantations did not reveal clones truly resistant to DED but provided material for the restoration of hedgerows. Two conservation units of white elm and one of wych elm were selected, enriching the pan-European EUFORGEN network for dynamic conservation of forest genetic resources. This programme provides feedback on genetic conservation strategies for forest trees in a health crisis. New partners are invited to make use of the scientific potential of the clone bank and experimental plots.

  Keywords


Ulmus, Genetic Resources, Ex Situ Conservation, In Situ Conservation, France

Authors’ address

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(2)
Michel Rondouin
Office National des Forêts, Pôle National des Ressources Génétiques Forestières, F-44290 Guémené-Penfao (France)
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Luc Harvengt 0000-0003-1524-5273
FCBA, Pole Biotechnology and Advanced Forestry, Forest-Wood Campus of Pierroton, F-33610 Cestas (France)

Corresponding author

 
Cécile Joyeau
eric.collin45@gmail.com

Citation

Collin E, Rondouin M, Joyeau C, Matz S, Raimbault P, Harvengt L, Bilger I, Guibert M (2020). Conservation and use of elm genetic resources in France: results and perspectives. iForest 13: 41-47. - doi: 10.3832/ifor3065-013

Academic Editor

Alberto Santini

Paper history

Received: Feb 10, 2019
Accepted: Jan 21, 2020

First online: Feb 03, 2020
Publication Date: Feb 29, 2020
Publication Time: 0.43 months

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