Tree Biotechnology

Kishan Gopal Ramawat, Jean-Michel Mérillon, M. R. Ahuja

April 1, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 656 Pages - 32 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466597143 - CAT# K20812


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  • Covers tree characterization, biological understanding and improvement through various biotechnological and molecular tools
  • Provides information ranging from fundamental to application
  • Discusses entire gamut of tree biotechnology and biology
  • Includes contributions from experts from throughout the world


Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, the genetic analysis and breeding of trees has lagged behind that of crop plants. Therefore, systematic conservation, sustainable improvement and pragmatic utilization of trees are global priorities. This book provides comprehensive and up to date information about tree characterization, biological understanding, and improvement through biotechnological and molecular tools.