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Biotechnology in Forestry

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Abstract

Biotechnological applications in forestry—propagation, genetic transformation, transgenic approaches, in vitro culture, abiotic stress resistance, biotic stress resistance, modification of lignin, RNAi interference, marker-assisted selection and QTL mapping—are discussed in this chapter. The economic benefits resulting from the introduction of forest biotechnology will be reduced costs and increased availability of wood and wood products. Important environmental issues, including rehabilitation of habitats altered by disease and the overuse of natural forests for industrial wood, may also get benefitted from biotechnology solutions.

Keywords

Biotechnology Forestry Propagation Genetic transformation Transgenesis In vitro culture Abiotic stress resistance Biotic stress resistance Modification of lignin RNAi interference Marker-assisted selection QTL mapping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pulp and Paper ConsultantKanpurIndia

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