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GMO Strawberry: Methods, Risk and Benefits

  • Bruno Mezzetti
Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 6)

The potential for profitable applications of biotechnology to many fruits and vegetables, tree fruits and nuts, can be limited by the high cost of research, development and regulatory approval combined with the small plantations and the diversity of varieties. Further, experimentation with perennials such as fruit trees, berry and nuts and is comparatively expensive (because the experimental unit is larger and takes more time), and it is costly and not easy to bring into new plantations or replacing and existing orchards with a new variety. For these reasons biotech application in horticultural crops are quite limited at research level and commercialization is almost completely absent. Horticultural crops use much less land but their production is of much higher value. Upon this situation, the development of biotechnology applications in horticultural crops and the achievement of market acceptance can be expected, in the near future, mainly for those crops with a broader importance in cultivation and market.

Keywords

Strawberry Fruit Strawberry Plant Expansin Gene rolC Gene Strawberry Cultivar 
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  • Bruno Mezzetti
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali e delle Produzioni Vegetali – Marche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly

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