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State of Hungary’s forest genetic resources, 2010-2011

Sándor Bordács, László Nagy, Beáta Pintér, István Bach, Attila Borovics, Péter Kottek, András Szepesi, Zoltán Fekete, Károly Wisnovszky & Csaba Mátyás


Correspondence: Bordács Sándor

Postal address: H-1024 Budapest, Keleti K. u. 24.

e-mail: Bordacss[at]nebih.gov.hu


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture published their first reports on the state of plant and animal genetic resources in 1996 and 2007, respectively. The third such report, The State of World’s Forest Genetic Resources, is scheduled for publication in 2013. Although Hungary takes part in monitoring of conservation activities on forest genetic resources at international context, the country report for the above mentioned initiative was the first comprehensive assessment of management and conservation issues in the last decades. This paper gives a short summary of the country report, concentrating primarily on the domestic forest gene conservation strategy, measures and activities, its legislation, financial background and international aspects. Additionally, overview on the present state of genetic investigations, breeding and forest reproductive material production, marketing and deployment, based on data from 2010-2011, is also included.

Keywords: forest genetics, forest genetic resources, conservation, gene reserve, forest reproductive material

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    Bordács, S., Nagy, L., Pintér, B., Bach, I., Borovics, A., Kottek, P., Szepesi, A., Fekete, Z., Wisnovszky, K. & Mátyás, Cs. (2013): State of Hungary’s forest genetic resources, 2010-2011. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 3(1): 21-37. (in Hungarian)

    Volume 3, Issue 1
    Pages: 21-37

    First published:
    28 June 2013

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