Tree Genetics & Genomes

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 135–139 | Cite as

Trees with novel traits in Canada: regulations and related scientific issues

  • Kirsten Finstad
  • Anne-Christine Bonfils
  • Wendy Shearer
  • Phil Macdonald
Review

Keywords

Biosafety regulation Plants with novel traits 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirsten Finstad
    • 1
  • Anne-Christine Bonfils
    • 2
  • Wendy Shearer
    • 1
  • Phil Macdonald
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant Biosafety OfficeCanadian Food Inspection AgencyOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Forest Science DivisionCanadian Forest Service, Natural Resources CanadaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Biotechnology Environmental Release AssessmentsCanadian Food Inspection AgencyOttawaCanada

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