Rédei, K., Keserű, Z., & Antal, B. (2015). Improved clonal approaches to growing black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) in Hungary: a case study. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 21(1-2), 53-56. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/21/1-2./1158
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In Hungary black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) is considered as an important exotic stand-forming tree species and due to climate change effects its importance is increasing in many other countries. It has some desirable characteristics from both the practical and research standpoints. As a result of a partly new black locust selection programme new black locust clones were improved and a technology was developed for mass clonal micropropagation of juvenile trees. Clone trials with micropropagated plants were established in the country for evaluating the juvenile growth and the stem form of promising black locust clones under marginal site conditions. Significant differences (P<5%) were found for stem form value which partly verified the genetic gain of the selected clones against the common black locust. It was also proved that tissue culture could offer partly new prospects for the rapid mass cloning of selected genotypes.