Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 3–12 | Cite as

Gene technologies in Pinus radiata and Picea abies: tools for conifer biotechnology in the 21st century

  • Christian Walter
  • Julia Charity
  • Lynette Grace
  • Kai Höfig
  • Ralf Möller
  • Armin Wagner


Conifer biotechnology is reviewed, covering transformation, molecular analysis of transgenic material, functional analysis of genes and promoters in conifers and model systems, and the development of early screening technologies for new introduced traits. Technologies and concepts that promise to be of significant advantage to conifer biotechnology in the new century are discussed.

ELISA genetic engineering herbicide resistance lignin molecular analysis reproductive development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Walter
    • 1
  • Julia Charity
    • 1
  • Lynette Grace
    • 1
  • Kai Höfig
    • 1
  • Ralf Möller
    • 1
  • Armin Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd.RotoruaNew Zealandrequests

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