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Sci Data. 2018 Jul 31;5:180149. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.149.

Phenotypic trait variation measured on European genetic trials of Fagus sylvatica L.

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1
Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS), Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, P.O. Box 65, 00014, Finland.
2
UMR 1202 Biodiversité Gènes & Communautés, INRA, Université Bordeaux, Bâtiment B2llée G St Hilaire, CS 50023, 33615 Pessac Cedex, France.

Abstract

We present BeechCOSTe52; a database of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) phenotypic measurements for several traits related to fitness measured in genetic trials planted across Europe. The dataset was compiled and harmonized during the COST-Action E52 (2006-2010), and subsequently cross-validated to ensure consistency of measurement data among trials and provenances. Phenotypic traits (height, diameter at breast height, basal diameter, mortality, phenology of spring bud burst and autumn-leaf discoloration) were recorded in 38 trial sites where 217 provenances covering the entire distribution of European beech were established in two consecutive series (1993/95 and 1996/98). The recorded data refer to 862,095 measurements of the same trees aged from 2 to 15 years old over multiple years. This dataset captures the considerable genetic and phenotypic intra-specific variation present in European beech and should be of interest to researchers from several disciplines including quantitative genetics, ecology, biogeography, macroecology, adaptive management of forests and bioeconomy.

PMID:
30063224
PMCID:
PMC6067048
DOI:
10.1038/sdata.2018.149
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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