Testing and Deployment of Genetically Engineered Trees

  • W. J. Libby
Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 24-26)


When the research discussed in other chapters of this volume has been accomplished, it is then time for the new treelets thereby produced to venture into the forest. The two topics of this chapter address ways in which such genetically modified trees can be appropriately and responsibly added to the forest resource base. Simmonds’ (51) recent overview of the problems and opportunities associated with new varieties of agronomic plants includes those of forest trees, and puts them in the broader perspective of genetic engineering of all useful plants.


Genetic Engineering Test Site Somaclonal Variation Black Locust Progeny Test 
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