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By K.E.L. Eriksson

This choice of accomplished studies describes the current wisdom of the enzyme mechanisms excited about the biodegradation of wooden and wooden elements, cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin through either fungi and micro organism. The large wisdom, provided during this quantity, used to be built in laboratories world-wide during the last few a long time and constitutes the basis for current and destiny biotechnology within the pulp and paper undefined.

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Within 1 or 2 years following germination. Not only would this dramatically shorten the breeding cycle, but it would also make breeding in the controlled environment of the greenhouse possible. Finally, induction of early flowering in forest trees would enable rapid characterization of inheritance patterns of transgenes in the progeny of transgenic trees. Recent research with a group of flower-meristem-identity genes from the herbaceous model plant, Arabidopsis, has culminated in the production of transgenic Arabidopsis, in which precocious flower development was induced by overexpression of the inserted transgene [255].

169], but there are no reports, as yet, regarding the resistance of these softwoods to insect attack. Although it is anticipated that such genetically engineered trees will eventually be deployed in commercial plantings, insects have been shown to be capable of developing resistance to these toxins [273]. There is thus a need to develop appropriate deployment strategies [274]. Protease inhibitor proteins are produced in many plants as a response to wounding or insect feeding, and the role of these proteins is to interfere with digestion in the insect gut [275].

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