Forest tree biotechnology.

  title={Forest tree biotechnology.},
  author={Jeffrey F.D. Dean and Peter R. Lafayette and K E Eriksson and Scott A. Merkle},
  journal={Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology},
The forest products industry has traditionally viewed trees as merely a raw, and more or less immutable, natural resource. However, unlike such inanimate resources as metallic ores, trees have the potential to be modified genetically, essentially transmuting lead into gold. Increasingly, modern alchemists are applying the tools of biotechnology in efforts to reduce the biological constraints on forest productivity. Several new methodologies being used to address problems in forest biology are… CONTINUE READING

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