Tree Transgenesis

Recent Developments

  • Matthias Fladung
  • Dietrich Ewald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Transgenic Trees in the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dietrich Ewald, Jianjun Hu, Minsheng Yang
      Pages 25-45
    3. Xiuxin Deng, Yanxin Duan
      Pages 47-66
    4. Shuchishweta V. Kendurkar, Vaishali B. Naik, Rajani S. Nadgauda
      Pages 67-102
  3. Wood and other Traits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Hely HÄggman, Karoliina Niemi, Heidi Tiimonen, Tiina Ylioja, Vincent Chiang
      Pages 105-122
    3. Matthias Fladung
      Pages 123-136
    4. Andreas D Peuke, Heinz Rennenberg
      Pages 137-155
    5. Francisco M CÁNovas, Fernando Gallardo, Zhong Ping Jing, MarÍa BelÉn Pascual
      Pages 157-178
  4. Biotic and Abiotic Resistances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Margit Laimer
      Pages 181-199
    3. William A. Powell, Charles A. Maynard, Brian Boyle, Armand SéGuin
      Pages 235-252
    4. Alma Balestrazzi, Gianni Allegro, Massimo Confalonieri
      Pages 253-273
    5. Andrea Polle, Arie Altman, Xiangning Jiang
      Pages 275-297
  5. Biosafety Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Hans Hoenicka, Matthias Fladung
      Pages 301-321
    3. Uwe Nehls, Chi Zhang, Mika Tarkka, Rüdiger Hampp, Matthias Fladung
      Pages 323-333
    4. Sergey V. Dolgov, M-viola Hanke
      Pages 335-350
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-357

About this book


A continuous development in plant biotechnology including gene technology has been observable during the past 20 years. Different methods elaborated with model plants were also applied to forest trees on a larger scale. Whereas in the beginning the meaning of the term “plant biotechnology” embraced a wide variety of meanings like, e. g. , regeneration of plantlets via tissue culture, embryo rescue, somatic embryogenesis and gene transfer, the focus of this term has changed more and more. Nowadays, it is the transfer of genes which comes into mind when plant biotechnology is discussed, including of course the evaluation of all challenges and risks related to gene transfer methods. Compared with annual plants, especially in the field of agriculture, the work and the progress with transgenic trees is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, but often unnoticed by the scientific community, there are a few countries which already allow the commercial use of a restricted number of transgenic tree clones after different critical steps of approval. This and the ongoing improvement in transgenic research in trees led to the idea of preparing a summary of the present state of the art from different points of view. With the help of a number of authors directly or indirectly involved in tree transgenesis, this book was produced.


biotechnology drought tolerance environment forest trees fruit gene transfer genes genetic engineering genetic transformation metabolism nitrogen nitrogen metabolism transgen transgenic trees woody plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Fladung
    • 1
  • Dietrich Ewald
    • 2
  1. 1.Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst- und HolzwirtschaftInstitut für Forstgenetik und ForstpflanzenzüchtungGermany
  2. 2.Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst- und HolzwirtschaftInstitut für Forstgenetik und ForstpflanzenzüchtungGermany

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