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Record ID
103706
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-08-02 14:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-08-02 14:25 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Tree genetic Engineering and applications to sustainable forestry and biomass production.
Author
Antoine Harfouche, Richard Meilan, Arie Altman
Author’s contact information
Arie Altman

The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Email: altman@agri.huji.ac.il
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2010-10-12
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

Forest trees provide raw materials, help to maintain biodiversity and mitigate the effects of climate change. Certain tree species can also be used as feedstocks for bioenergy production. Achieving these goals may require the introduction or modified expression of genes to enhance biomassproduction in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. Treegeneticengineering has advanced to the point at which genes for desirable traits can now be introduced and expressed efficiently; examples include biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, improved wood properties, root formation and phytoremediation. Transgene confinement, including flowering control, may be needed to avoid ecological risks and satisfy regulatory requirements. This and stable expression are key issues that need to be resolved before transgenic trees can be used commercially.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Yes
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
Identifier
DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2010.09.003
Publisher and its location
Elsevier
Rights
Copyright © 2011, Elsevier
Format
HTML
Source
Trends in Biotechnology Volume 29, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 9-17