Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 299

Full Length Research Paper

Phenotypic stability of Acer pseudoplatanus cv ′Atropurpureum′ traits as a baseline of breeding process

Mirjana Šijačić-Nikolić1, Jelena Milovanović2* and Radmila Knežević1
  1Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade, Kneza Viseslava 1, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia. 2"Faculty of Applied Ecology “Futura“ University “Singidunum", Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 12a, 11070 New Belgrade Serbia".
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  •  Accepted: 17 April 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009



Aiming at the conservation and improvement of valuable traits and intensified production of Acer pseudoplatanus cv Atropurpureum planting material for domestic and foreign market, a series of experiments was established to monitor the phenotype expression and stability of the character of purple leaf underside, the study results showed the continuous presence of the analysed character in the progeny of all mother trees, in higher or lower percentages, which can be used as a starting point for mass production of this cultivar, both by generative and vegetative methods.


Key words: cv ′Atropurpureum′, expression, half-sib lines, phenotype stability, purple undersides, seedling production, sycamore maple.