Tree Transgenesis

Recent Developments

Editors: Fladung, Matthias, Ewald, Dietrich (Eds.)

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A continuous development in plant biotechnology including gene technology has been observable during the past 20 years. Different methods elaborated with model plants were also applied to forest trees on a larger scale. Whereas in the beginning the meaning of the term “plant biotechnology” embraced a wide variety of meanings like, e. g. , regeneration of plantlets via tissue culture, embryo rescue, somatic embryogenesis and gene transfer, the focus of this term has changed more and more. Nowadays, it is the transfer of genes which comes into mind when plant biotechnology is discussed, including of course the evaluation of all challenges and risks related to gene transfer methods. Compared with annual plants, especially in the field of agriculture, the work and the progress with transgenic trees is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, but often unnoticed by the scientific community, there are a few countries which already allow the commercial use of a restricted number of transgenic tree clones after different critical steps of approval. This and the ongoing improvement in transgenic research in trees led to the idea of preparing a summary of the present state of the art from different points of view. With the help of a number of authors directly or indirectly involved in tree transgenesis, this book was produced.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Transgenic Forest Trees in China

    Dr. Dietrich Ewald, Jianjun Hu, Dr. Minsheng Yang

    Pages 25-45

  • Modification of Perennial Fruit Trees

    Xiuxin Deng, Yanxin Duan

    Pages 47-66

  • Virus Resistance Breeding in Fruit Trees

    Margit Laimer

    Pages 181-199

  • Fungal and Bacterial Resistance in Transgenic Trees

    William A. Powell, Charles A. Maynard, Brian Boyle, Armand SéGuin

    Pages 235-252

  • Towards Genetic Engineering for Drought Tolerance in Trees

    Andrea Polle, Arie Altman, Xiangning Jiang

    Pages 275-297

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tree Transgenesis
Book Subtitle
Recent Developments
Editors
  • Matthias Fladung
  • Dietrich Ewald
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32199-6
DOI
10.1007/3-540-32199-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32198-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06881-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics