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Date of creation
2012-08-02 14:30 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-08-02 14:30 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Genetically modified trees - Status, trends and potential environmental risks.
Verwer,C.C. Buitenveld,J. Koelwijn,H.P. Tolkamp,W. de Vries, S.M.G. van der Meer,P.J.
Author’s contact information
Alterra Wageningen

P.O.Box 47
6700 AA Wageningen
The Neatherlands

Phone: +31 317 480700
Fax: +31 317 419000
Email: infor.altera@wur.nl
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Summary, abstract or table of contents

This report provides a review on the current status and trends observed in the fields of genetic modification of trees. Based on a literature review and the consultation of relevant researchers, it further provides an overview of potential environmental risks related to the deliberate release of transgenic trees into the environment. The report focuses on the differences between crops and trees and identifies the potential risks of introducing transgenic trees in the Netherlands.
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”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
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Type of resource
  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
ISSN: 1566-7197
Publisher and its location
Alterra Wageningen
62 page PDF
Keywords and any other relevant information
Keywords: Genetic Modification, Transgenic Tree, Environmental Risks