Genetic variation among 11 populations of scotch pine pinus sylvestris as determined by catalase polymorphism
Arboretum Kornickie 25: 181-188
The polymorphism of catalase was studied in 11 populations of Scotch pine (P. sylvestris L.) using starch gel electrophoresis. Different catalase variants (3-6) occurred in each investigated population. The observed heterozygosity ranged between 0.350-0.600. A highest heterozygosity was observed in populations Strzalowo, Milomlyn, Bolewice and Babki, originating from the areas known as the most abundant in valuable pine stands in Poland. Southern populations considered as the most poorly growing in Poland, were in most cases much less heterozygous.