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Use of Biotechnology in the Russian Forest Sector

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A.V. Zhigunov

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The article covers the use of biotechnology in the production of coniferous and deciduous planting material for creating plantation crops. It also considers the prospects for applying genetic modification methods to deciduous tree species in order to accelerate their growth, increase viability and improve their wood quality. The author dwells on the use of molecular marking methods for studying the population genetic structure of coniferous trees, as well as on their application in conifer breeding.


A.V. Zhigunov
Saint Petersburg Forestry Research Institute

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Saint Petersburg Forestry Research Institute


Key words: biotechnology, microclonal propagation, organogenesis, somatic embryogenesis, molecular markers, genetic modification.

Use of Biotechnology in the Russian Forest Sector