Future options for the genetic improvement of Conifers. Part II: Longer-term technologies.

  • D.G. Thompson Coillte Teoranta, The Irish Forestry Board, Research and Technology, 1-3 Sidmonton Place, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
  • A.R. Pfeifer Coillte Teoranta, The Irish Forestry Board, Research and Technology, 1-3 Sidmonton Place, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Keywords: Genetic improvement, micropropagation, rejuvenation, cryogenic storage, in vitro selection, somaclonal variation, molecular genetics, genetic engineering, biotechnology.

Abstract

Developments in the areas of micro propagation, "rejuvenation", cryogenic storage, in vitro selection, soma clonal variation, molecular genetics and genetic engineering offer potential new tools for forest tree improvement. Because of the technologies involved, these techniques are not widely employed in tree improvement programmes at the present. This paper summarises the current state-of-the-art of these techniques and provides some suggestions as to how they might be employed in tree improvement programmes in the future.
Published
1993-11-01
How to Cite
Thompson, D., & Pfeifer, A. (1993). Future options for the genetic improvement of Conifers. Part II: Longer-term technologies. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9725
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