Genetic Improvement

MelhoramentoGeneticoCENIBRA endeavors to define the genetic materials (clones) most suitable to the region’s ecological conditions. The clones are defined as a result of the continuous improvement of the basic genetic material taking into account the foreseen raw material application.

It’s also necessary to develop a reliable source of reproductive material (seeds or seedlings) with the best possible adaptability, productivity and technological quality characteristics.

Another purpose of the genetic improvement is the adaptation of modern analysis tools and methodologies (such as biotechnology applied to vegetative propagation, quantitative genetics, genomics and germ plasm management) with an aim to ensure the progress and success of forest-related processes.