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Record ID
103714
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-08-02 14:30 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-08-02 14:31 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Ten lessons from 15 years of transgenic Populus research.
Author
Steven H. Strauss, Amy M. Brunner, Victor B. Busov, Caiping Ma and Richard Meilan
Author’s contact information
Steven H. Strauss

Department of Forest Science,
Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR 97331-5752, USA

E-mail: steve.strauss@oregonstate.edu
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2004
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

Based on extensive experience with transgenic poplars in laboratory and field environments, we have found that transformation is an extremely useful tool for research in biotechnology and functional genomics. The key lessons from our experience are: (1) stable gene expression is the rule in vegetatively propagated transgenic poplars; (2) somaclonal variation is modest and manageable; (3) transformation and field tests are extraordinary functional genomics methods; (4) there are many social and technical motivations for transformation centres; (5) regulations may choke biotechnology without scientist involvement; (6) the value of transgenic traits look high, but await careful, broad evaluation; (7) public-sector scientists need to play a serious, free role in value studies; (8) gene flow is complex and needs careful consideration; (9) sterility systems can be developed via diverse means; and (10) domestication transgenes can provide new avenues to promote biosafety. In short, transformation in poplar is extremely reliable and there are diverse and promising means for improving biosafety, but considerable time, institutional commitments and public-private partnerships are required to deliver them to society.
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)
Identifier
doi: 10.1093/forestry/77.5.455
Publisher and its location
Oxford University Press
Rights
© Institute of Chartered Foresters, 2004
Format
11 page PDF
Source
Forestry (2004) 77 (5): 455-465.
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