Pinus massoniana

Development and characterization of SSR markers from Pinus massoniana and their transferability to P. elliottii, P. caribaea and P. yunnanensis

Y. H. Feng, Yang, Z. Q., Wang, J., Luo, Q. F., and Li, H. G., Development and characterization of SSR markers from Pinus massoniana and their transferability to P. elliottii, P. caribaea and P. yunnanensis, vol. 13, pp. 1508-1513, 2014.

Pinus massoniana (Masson’s pine) is a widespread tree species in central and southern China and northern Vietnam; it is valued for rosin and paper production. Despite the significant economic value of Masson's pine, little work has been done on its molecular genetics. We developed 318 SSR primers from genome sequences of P. massoniana, and we identified 10 polymorphic markers. The number of alleles in the population of P. massoniana that we examined ranged from two to four, and the Shannon diversity index ranged from 0.150 to 1.133.

Influences of species mixture on biomass of Masson pine (Pinus massoniana Lamb) forests

L. F. Zhang, Huang, Y. Y., Liu, L. P., and Fu, S. L., Influences of species mixture on biomass of Masson pine (Pinus massoniana Lamb) forests, vol. 12, pp. 3742-3749, 2013.

The effect of tree diversity on productivity in subtropical forests in China is poorly understood. We investigated the biomasses of trees, understory vegetation, coarse roots, and fine roots with varying proportions of Pinus massoniana, mixed with other tree species in stands of the same age, to examine the effects of tree diversity. With an increase of P. massoniana proportion, the tree and understory biomasses increased at first, and then gradually decreased. As expected, the biomass of fine roots decreased with soil depth. Stands with 40 to 60% P.

Subscribe to Pinus massoniana