Fate of transgenes in the forest tree genome

  title={Fate of transgenes in the forest tree genome},
  author={Mulk Raj Ahuja},
  journal={Tree Genetics \& Genomes},
  • M. R. Ahuja
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Tree Genetics & Genomes
During the last two decades, genetic engineering (GE) has been progressing at a steady pace in the forest trees. Transgenic trees carrying a variety of different transgenes have been produced, and are undergoing confined field trials in the world. However, there are questions regarding stability of transgene expression, and transgene escape that need to be addressed in the long-lived forest trees. Although relatively stable transgene expression has been reported for several target traits… 

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