Publication year: 2006
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.
: Biomedical and Life Sciences, biotechnology, drought tolerance, environment, forest trees, fruit, gene transfer, genes, genetic engineering, genetic transformation, metabolism, nitrogen, nitrogen metabolism, transgen, transgenic trees, woody plants