Biosafety assessment of transgenic poplars overexpressing xyloglucanase (AaXEG2) prior to field trials

@article{Taniguchi2008BiosafetyAO,
  title={Biosafety assessment of transgenic poplars overexpressing xyloglucanase (AaXEG2) prior to field trials},
  author={Toru Taniguchi and Yasunori Ohmiya and Manabu Kurita and Miyoko Tsubomura and Teiji Kondo and Yong Woo Park and Kei′ichi Baba and Takahisa Hayashi},
  journal={Journal of Wood Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={408-413}
}
We performed biosafety assessments of transgenic poplars prior to field trials. Constitutive expression of the Aspergillus aculeatus xyloglucanase in Populus alba increased the cellulose content and specific gravity of its stem, the leaves of which were visibly greener, thicker, and smaller than those of the wild-type plant. Although the young transgenic poplars grew faster than the wild type in a growth chamber, there was no distinguishable difference in growth between the poplars when they… Expand

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