Plotting a course for GM forestry

  title={Plotting a course for GM forestry},
  author={Anne Bradshaw and Steven H. Strauss},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},

Successful crossings with early flowering transgenic poplar: interspecific crossings, but not transgenesis, promoted aberrant phenotypes in offspring.

The early flowering system presented in this study opens new possibilities for accelerating breeding of poplar and other forest tree species and can represent an attractive alternative even under very restrictive regulations.

Target and Non-Target Effects of Genetically Modified Trees

target and non-target effects of GM trees are explored in an objective to increase knowledge of both benefits and environmental effects of these products and show a strong support of realized benefits in terms of resistance effectiveness of the insect resistant trees.

Leaf ontogeny interacts with Bt modification to affect innate resistance in GM aspens

It is indicated that genetic modifications can affect innate resistance and thus non-target herbivores in ways that may have commercial and/or environmental consequences.

Importance of existence of a database with the plant's DNA for determination the presence of GMO's in plants in specialized laboratories.

Creating a database with which it is possible to sort plants, after DNA testing, in plants containing GMO’s and plants that do not. The existences of such databases facilitate the work of researchers

Vole response to unintentional changes in the chemistry of GM poplars

Modification of non-defensive traits in GM poplars unintentionally can influence plant chemistry in a way that has consequences for palatability to voles, but changes in the interactions between mammalian herbivores and GM trees are important to consider in future cost-benefits analyses of GM trees.

'GM-gene-deletor': fused loxP-FRT recognition sequences dramatically improve the efficiency of FLP or CRE recombinase on transgene excision from pollen and seed of tobacco plants.

The 'GM-gene-deletor' reported here may be used to produce 'non-transgenic' pollen and/or seed from transgenic plants and to provide a bioconfinement tool for transgenic crops and perennials, with special applicability towards vegetatively propagated plants and trees.

Future Forests: Forecasting Social and Ecological Consequences of Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering could result in a dramatic transformation of the forest products industry, increasing corporate economic power and concentrating timber production in those regions most suited to

Current status and environmental impact of transgenic forest trees

Advances in technology for in vitro propagation and genetic transformation have accelerated the development of genetically engineered trees during the past 15 years. At least 33 species of transfor...


Words (and Axes) Fly Over Transgenic Trees

The battle over genetically modified crops is being replayed as transgenic trees enter field trials, and some researchers and companies are reaching out to their critics, while industry groups are launching a new think tank to debate and try to defuse societal issues before they explode.