Genetically modified trees : status, trends and potential risks

C.C. Verwer, J. Buiteveld, H.P. Koelewijn, G.W. Tolkamp, S.M.G. de Vries, P.J. van der Meer

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This report provides a review on the current status and trends observed in the field of genetic modification of trees. Based on a literature review and the consultation of relevant researchers, it further provides an overview of potential environmental risks related to the deliberate release of transgenic trees into the environment. The report focuses on differences between crops and trees and identifies the potential risks of introducing transgenic trees in the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAlterra, Wageningen-UR
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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PublisherAlterra Wageningen UR
ISSN (Print)1566-7197


  • trees
  • genetic engineering
  • transgenic plants
  • risk assessment
  • environmental impact
  • tree breeding

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    Verwer, C. C., Buiteveld, J., Koelewijn, H. P., Tolkamp, G. W., de Vries, S. M. G., & van der Meer, P. J. (2010). Genetically modified trees : status, trends and potential risks. (Alterra-rapport; No. 2039). Alterra, Wageningen-UR.