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Advances in the improvement of forest trees through biotechnology

(2001) BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY. 134(1). p.64-78
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Tree breeding is a slow process when compared to annual crop breeding because of the long generation times typical for trees and the fact that quality traits are only visible at maturity. Nowadays, molecular biology can significantly accelerate tree improvement by identifying genes responsible for desirable traits and by controlling their expression by gene engineering. Potential targets for tree improvement are wood quality, tl ce architecture and development, sterility, and resistance to pests, diseases and herbicides. The main achievements obtained in these different fields are presented.
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CELLULOSE BIOSYNTHESIS, LIGNIN BIOSYNTHESIS, GENETIC-TRANSFORMATION, PINE PINUS-STROBUS, SECONDARY CELL-WALL, TRANSGENIC POPLAR PLANTS, AGROBACTERIUM-MEDIATED TRANSFORMATION, FIR ABIES-GRANDIS, O-METHYLTRANSFERASE ACTIVITY, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL-DEHYDROGENASE, tree biotechnology, sterility, and herbicides, diseases, resistance to pests, lignin, gene engineering, cellulose, durability

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Chicago
Van Raemdonck, Damien, Mondher Jaziri, Wout Boerjan, and Marie Baucher. 2001. “Advances in the Improvement of Forest Trees Through Biotechnology.” Belgian Journal of Botany 134 (1): 64–78.
APA
Van Raemdonck, D., Jaziri, M., Boerjan, W., & Baucher, M. (2001). Advances in the improvement of forest trees through biotechnology. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, 134(1), 64–78.
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Van Raemdonck D, Jaziri M, Boerjan W, Baucher M. Advances in the improvement of forest trees through biotechnology. BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY. 2001;134(1):64–78.
MLA
Van Raemdonck, Damien, Mondher Jaziri, Wout Boerjan, et al. “Advances in the Improvement of Forest Trees Through Biotechnology.” BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 134.1 (2001): 64–78. Print.
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  abstract     = {Tree breeding is a slow process when compared to annual crop breeding because of the long generation times typical for trees and the fact that quality traits are only visible at maturity. Nowadays, molecular biology can significantly accelerate tree improvement by identifying genes responsible for desirable traits and by controlling their expression by gene engineering. Potential targets for tree improvement are wood quality, tl ce architecture and development, sterility, and resistance to pests, diseases and herbicides. The main achievements obtained in these different fields are presented.},
  author       = {Van Raemdonck, Damien and Jaziri, Mondher and Boerjan, Wout and Baucher, Marie},
  issn         = {0037-9557},
  journal      = {BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY},
  keyword      = {CELLULOSE BIOSYNTHESIS,LIGNIN BIOSYNTHESIS,GENETIC-TRANSFORMATION,PINE PINUS-STROBUS,SECONDARY CELL-WALL,TRANSGENIC POPLAR PLANTS,AGROBACTERIUM-MEDIATED TRANSFORMATION,FIR ABIES-GRANDIS,O-METHYLTRANSFERASE ACTIVITY,CINNAMYL ALCOHOL-DEHYDROGENASE,tree biotechnology,sterility,and herbicides,diseases,resistance to pests,lignin,gene engineering,cellulose,durability},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {64--78},
  title        = {Advances in the improvement of forest trees through biotechnology},
  volume       = {134},
  year         = {2001},
}

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