Forests and Genetically Modified Trees

 


FORESTS
and
GENETICALLY MODIFIED TREES

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    FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2010


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Table of contents

Foreword  [135kb]
Contributors
Acronyms

Part I   [692kb]

THE SCIENCE OF GENETIC MODIFICATION IN FOREST TREES

1. Genetic modification as a component of forest biotechnology
C. Walter and M. Menzies
2. Biotechnology techniques
R. Meilan, Z. Huang and G. Pilate
3. Genetic containment of forest plantations
A.M. Brunner, J. Li, S.P. DiFazio, O. Shevchenko, B.E. Montgomery, R. Mohamed, H. Wei, C. Ma, A.A. Elias, K. VanWormer and S.H. Strauss
4. Engineering trees with target traits
L.M. McDonnell, H.D. Coleman, D.G. French, R. Meilan and S.D. Mansfield
5. Integrating genetically modified traits into tree improvement programmes
R.D. Burdon and M. Lstiburek
6. Research, deployment and safety management of genetically modified poplars in China
Y. Zheng

Part II   [391kb]

ETHICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS

7. Theoretical and practical considerations of gene flow
J.J. Robledo-Arnuncio, S.C. González-Martínez and P.E. Smouse
8. Ethical considerations regarding genetically modified trees
C. Gamborg and P. Sandøe
9. Genetically modified trees and associated environmental concerns
M. Fladung, H.-L. Pasonen and C. Walter
10. Social, legal and regulatory issues related to transgenic trees
R.A. Sedjo
11. Forest biotechnology: more than wood production
R. Kellison
12. Regulation for genetically modified forest reproductive material moving in international trade
H.-J. Muhs


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