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White Spruce [Picea glauca (Moench) Voss] and Black Spruce [Picea mariana (Mill) B.S.P.]

  • S. M. Attree
  • D. I. Dunstan
  • L. C. Fowke
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Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 16)

Abstract

The genus Picea, the spruces, is a member of the family Pinaceae, the largest family of conifers. There are about 40 species of spruce (Safford 1974), found principally in north temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America. Picea glauca (Moench) Voss (white spruce), and Picea mariana (Mill) B.S.P. (black spruce) are restricted primarily to North America. This introduction focuses on Picea glauca because of its greater abundance and economic importance.

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Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Embryogenic Callus Zygotic Embryo Mature Zygotic Embryo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Attree
    • 1
  • D. I. Dunstan
    • 2
  • L. C. Fowke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Plant Biotechnology InstituteNational Research CouncilSaskatoonCanada

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