University of Melbourne

 

New Super Trees

Melbourne University are working on an exciting seed orchard research project. The aim is to establish a number of genetically diverse family groupings of high quality and high oil yielding eucalypts with other desirable inheritable traits such as high seed bearing and high leaf to stick ratio.

Felton Grimwade & Bosisto’s and Melbourne University are working on a joint breeding program to double the amount of eucalyptus oil in the leaves of Blue Mallee trees. Good progress has been made so far. It is a long term project that could lead to the establishment of plantations of super Blue Mallee trees that could reduce salinity and give farmers an excellent economic return.

 

References:

Goodger JQD, Mitchell MC, Woodrow IE, 2013, Differential patterns of mono- and sesquiterpenes with leaf ontogeny influence pharmaceutical oil yield in Eucalyptus polybractea R.T. Baker

Goodger JQD, Woodrow IE, 2012, Genetic determinants of oil yield in Eucalyptus polybractea R.T. Baker

Goodger JQD, Heskes AM, Mitchell MC, King DJ, Neilson EH, Woodrow IE, 2010, Isolation of intact sub-dermal secretory cavities from Eucalyptus

Goodger JQD, Woodrow IE, 2010, The influence of micropropagation on growth and coppicing ability of Eucalyptus polybractea

Goodger JQD, Woodrow IE. 2010. The influence of micropropagation on growth and coppicing ability of Eucalyptus polybractea. Tree Physiology 30, 285-296.

Goodger JQD, Woodrow IE. 2009. The influence of ontogeny on essential oil traits when micropropagating Eucalyptus polybractea. Forest Ecology and Management 258, 650-656.

Su V, King DJ, Woodrow IE, McFadden GI, Gleadow RM. 2008. Plasmodium falciparum growth is arrested by monoterpenes from eucalyptus oil. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 23, 315-318.

Goodger JQD, Woodrow IE. 2008. Selection gains for essential oil traits using micropropagation of Eucalyptus polybractea. Forest Ecology and Management 255, 3652-3658.

Goodger JQD, Heskes AM, King DJ, Gleadow RM, Woodrow IE. 2008. Micropropagation of Eucalyptus polybractea selected for key essential oil traits. Functional Plant Biology 35, 247-251.

Goodger JQD, Connolly CA, Woodrow IE. 2007. Examination of the consistency of plant traits driving oil yield and quality in short-rotation coppice cultivation of Eucalyptus polybractea. Forest Ecology and Management 250, 196-205.

King DJ, Gleadow RM, Woodrow IE. 2006a. The accumulation of terpenoid oils does not incur a growth cost in Eucalyptus polybractea seedlings. Functional Plant Biology 33, 497-505.

King DJ, Gleadow RM, Woodrow IE. 2006b. Regulation of oil accumulation in single glands of Eucalyptus polybractea. New Phytologist 172, 440-451.

King DJ, Gleadow RM, Woodrow IE. 2004. Terpene deployment in Eucalyptus polybractea; relationships with leaf structure, environmental stresses, and growth. Functional Plant Biology 31, 451-460.