B/SE/09/12395: Evaluation of growth increase 18 fast growing aspen events

GMTW-86 , updated 13 Sep 2010
B/SE/09/12395
authorisation given
2010 - 2014
less than a hectar at each of the two sites
agronomic assessment: faster growth
assessment of herbivore or pathogen interactions

Tree species

Notifier & developers

Umeå University (SLU Umeå) Sweden

Locations of this trial

All trial locations with the same GM trees

Description

"This application consists of 16 different gene constucts where 15 Populus genes and one Arabidopsis ortholog to a Populus gene has been down- or upregulated. They have been selected since they result in increased growth in greenhouse experiments. [...] The aim is to see which if the 18 lines, that all show increased growth in the field, also grow better in the field. In addition, we will investiga if herbivore- or pathogen-interactions are modified. The particual clone (T89) is not useful for commerciall forestry in Sweden, so none of these lines are ained at being commercialized. However, if some genes give increased grwth without any penalty, they may later be used in other lines. [...] We hope that some of the lines will show good growth in the field .If so, this may lead to better-yielding tree varieties for fibre- or energy production." (JRC 2009)
"The particual clone (T89) is not useful for commerciall forestry in Sweden, so none of these lines are ained at being commercialized." (JRC 2009)