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Variability of morphometric characteristics of the leaves of European white elm from the area of Great War Island

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Author(s): Devetaković Jovana | Šijačić-Nikolić Mirjana

Journal: Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta
ISSN 0353-4537

Volume: 2013;
Issue: 107;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: European White Elm | leaves | variability | gene pool | conservation

ABSTRACT
The European White Elm (Ulmus effusa Willd.) is indicated as a rare and endangered species in the growing stock of the Republic of Serbia. In the area of Great War Island, its natural populations were reduced to 56 registered trees, which occur in three spatially isolated subpopulations. On the basis of the research conducted on the level of variability of adaptible morphometric characteristics of leaves from 14 selected test trees of European White Elm, it can be concluded that the degree of interpopulation variability is satisfactory, which is a good basis for the conservation of the available gene pool.
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