Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sweetgum
Redgum
Amerikanische Amberbaum
Storaxbaum
Seesternbaum

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USA 2010-19

2010 - 2011
0.5
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2010
2
unknown
Oregon (OR)

USA 2000-09

2000 - 2003
0.1
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2000 - 2004
10.1
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2000 - 2004
0.5
unknown
Georgia (GA)
2001 - 2004
0.61
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2001 - 2006
0.1
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2001 - 2006
0.1
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2001 - 2006
0.1
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2002 - 2005
3
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2002 - 2007
4
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2003 - 2006
1.7
unknown
South Carolina (SC)

USA 1990-99

unknown
unknown
unknown
Georgia (GA)
1998 - 2001
unknown
unknown
Georgia (GA)
1999 - 2000
0.5
unknown
Georgia (GA)
1999 - 2002
0.5
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
1999
0.2
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
1999 - 2005
0.7
unknown
South Carolina (SC)
2000 - 2001
0.5
unknown
Georgia (GA)

Application withdrawn

Georgia (GA)

- altered lignin for easier conversion of cellulose to ethanol
- self-digesting tree (engineering to include an enzyme that will enable the tree to begin to digest itself prior to harvest in order to more easily convert it to ethanol or other cellulose-based agrofuels)
- reduced lignin
- faster growth
- shorter and fatter trees
- insect resistance (Bt)
- disease resistance (fungi and viruses) stress resistance (drought tolerance, salt tolerance, cold tolerance, etc)
- reduced flowering
- sterility
- herbicide resistance
- higher storage of carbon
- modified wood quality (pine for sawtimber)
- phytoremediation (removing toxics from soils)