Data from: Growth gains from selective breeding in a spruce hybrid zone do not compromise local adaptation to climate

Ian R. MacLachlan, Sam Yeaman & Sally N. Aitken
Hybrid zones contain extensive standing genetic variation that facilitates rapid responses to selection. The Picea glauca x P. engelmannii hybrid zone in western Canada is the focus of tree breeding programs that annually produce ~90 million reforestation seedlings. Understanding the direct and indirect effects of selective breeding on adaptive variation is necessary to implement assisted gene flow polices in Alberta and British Columbia that match these seedlings with future climates. We decomposed relationships among hybrid...
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