The Resource Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers, edited by Claire.G Williams, (electronic resource)

Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers, edited by Claire.G Williams, (electronic resource)

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Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers
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Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers
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edited by Claire.G Williams
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eng
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What is the future of genetically modified (or transgenic) conifer plantations? The content of this edited volume Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers addresses this question directly - and indirectly - using language drawn from policy, forest history, genomics, metabolism, pollen dispersal and gene flow, landscape ecology, evolution, economics, technology transfer and regulatory oversight. Although the book takes its title from a Nicholas School Leadership forum held November 17-19, 2004 at Duke University, its de novo contents move past the forum’s deliberations. The result is a trans-disciplinary book composed of 14 chapters written by a total of 31 authors working in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. The book is written for policy experts, life scientists, government and business leaders, biotechnology writers and activists. Few decision-makers realize the unprecedented degree to which transgenic technology is now possible for forests on a commercial scale. Only a handful of the 550 living conifer species used for commodity value and even fewer species are being developed for transgenic plantations. Transgenic field trials started within the last decade but no transgenic pine plantations exist in 2005. But emergence of transgenic forest trees is still so recent that dialogue about the pros and cons is confined to the scientific community. And dialogue must move out into the public domain. The goal of this volume is to provide content for public deliberations about the genetic composition of future forests. Its Section I is composed of provocative and opposing views on the question of transgenic conifer plantations. Sections II and III follow with research advances on relevant conifer genomics and ecology research, respectively. Section IV forecasts rates of technology adoption for different case studies. Finally, Section V compares the status of regulatory oversight of transgenic forest trees between Canada and the United States. But will the book fulfil its goal? The burden of the answer lies with its readers. Will readers act – or will transgenic forests be seen as too remote or simply too rural to bother with the angst of public deliberation?
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Williams, Claire.G
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S1-S972
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non fiction
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Managing Forest Ecosystems,
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9
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  • Life sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Landscape ecology
  • Forests and forestry
  • Wood
  • Plant breeding
  • Economics
  • Life Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Forestry
  • Wood Science & Technology
  • Plant Genetics & Genomics
  • R & D/Technology Policy
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Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers, edited by Claire.G Williams, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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Contents
Pros and cons for Transgenic Conifer Plantations -- Foresters and DNA -- The Question of Commercializing Transgenic Conifers -- It’s Just A Crop: Public Perception and Transgenic Trees -- Genomics Methods, Resources and Alternative Applications -- Genomics Resources for Conifers -- A New Direction for Conifer Genomics -- Using Genomics to Study Evolutionary Origins of See ds -- Metabolic Profiling for Transgenic Forest Tre es -- Viewing Transgenic Conifer Plantations on a Landscape Scale -- Dispersal of Transgenic Conifer Pollen -- Gene Flow in Conifers -- Pines as Invasive Aliens: Outlook on Transgenic Pine Plantations in the Southern Hemisphere -- Economics of Transgenic Technology Adoption -- Economic Prospects and Policy Framework of Forest Biotechnology for the Southern U.S.A. and South America -- Private Forests and Transgenic Forest Trees -- Government Regulations and Biosafety -- Canada’s Regulatory Approach -- Biosafety of Transgenic Trees in the United States
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VIII, 261 p.
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9781402038693
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/1-4020-3869-0
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4020-3869-3
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Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers, edited by Claire.G Williams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pros and cons for Transgenic Conifer Plantations -- Foresters and DNA -- The Question of Commercializing Transgenic Conifers -- It’s Just A Crop: Public Perception and Transgenic Trees -- Genomics Methods, Resources and Alternative Applications -- Genomics Resources for Conifers -- A New Direction for Conifer Genomics -- Using Genomics to Study Evolutionary Origins of See ds -- Metabolic Profiling for Transgenic Forest Tre es -- Viewing Transgenic Conifer Plantations on a Landscape Scale -- Dispersal of Transgenic Conifer Pollen -- Gene Flow in Conifers -- Pines as Invasive Aliens: Outlook on Transgenic Pine Plantations in the Southern Hemisphere -- Economics of Transgenic Technology Adoption -- Economic Prospects and Policy Framework of Forest Biotechnology for the Southern U.S.A. and South America -- Private Forests and Transgenic Forest Trees -- Government Regulations and Biosafety -- Canada’s Regulatory Approach -- Biosafety of Transgenic Trees in the United States
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VIII, 261 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781402038693
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/1-4020-3869-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4020-3869-3

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