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Applications of Biotechnology in Forest Tree Improvement (invited paper)

An assessment of the role of the "new biotechnology" in aiding tree breeders achieve their goal is presented. The array of tools now available include gene and organelle transfer systems, doubled haploids, gene sequencing, restriction fragment length polymorphism, somaclonal variation, in vitro screening and others. A model single gene system for 3-carene synthesis is used to illustrate some procedures and problems to be encountered in creating transgenic trees. Finally, a case history examination of a biotechnology firm is presented to show the problems involved in commercializing new technologies.


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Author(s): James W. Hanover

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1987

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