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dc.contributor.authorFritsche, Steffi
dc.contributor.authorKlocko, Amy L.
dc.contributor.authorBoron, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.authorBrunner, Amy M.
dc.contributor.authorThorlby, Glenn
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-24T18:41:39Z
dc.date.available2019-04-24T18:41:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-15
dc.identifier.other1671
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/89106
dc.description.abstractA considerable body of research exists concerning the development of technologies to engineer sterility in forest trees. The primary driver for this work has been to mitigate concerns arising from gene flow from commercial plantings of genetically engineered (GE) trees to non-GE plantations, or to wild or feral relatives. More recently, there has been interest in the use of sterility technologies as a means to mitigate the global environmental and socio-economic damage caused by the escape of non-native invasive tree species from planted forests. The current sophisticated understanding of the molecular processes underpinning sexual reproduction in angiosperms has facilitated the successful demonstration of a number of control strategies in hardwood tree species, particularly in the model hardwood tree Poplar. Despite gymnosperm softwood trees, such as pines, making up the majority of the global planted forest estate, only pollen sterility, via cell ablation, has been demonstrated in softwoods. Progress has been limited by the lack of an endogenous model system, long timescales required for testing, and key differences between softwood reproductive pathways and those of well characterized angiosperm model systems. The availability of comprehensive genome and transcriptome resources has allowed unprecedented insights into the reproductive processes of both hardwood and softwood tree species. This increased fundamental knowledge together with the implementation of new breeding technologies, such as gene editing, which potentially face a less oppressive regulatory regime, is making the implementation of engineered sterility into commercial forestry a realistic possibility.en
dc.description.sponsorshipScion's Strategic Science Investment Funding (SSIF) from the Science and Innovation Group, Ministry of Innovation, Business and Science
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectsterilityen
dc.subjectreproductionen
dc.subjectforest treesen
dc.subjectgene editingen
dc.subjectgenetic engineeringen
dc.subjectcontainmenten
dc.titleStrategies for Engineering Reproductive Sterility in Plantation Forestsen
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.contributor.departmentForest Resources and Environmental Conservationen_US
dc.description.notesThis work was supported by Scion's Strategic Science Investment Funding (SSIF) from the Science and Innovation Group, Ministry of Innovation, Business and Science.
dc.title.serialFrontiers In Plant Science
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01671
dc.identifier.volume9
dc.type.dcmitypeText
dc.identifier.pmid30498505
dc.identifier.eissn1664-462X


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