News FocusPLANT TISSUE CULTURE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY MEETING

Getting Down to Bare Wood and Overcoming a Barrier

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Science  06 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5587, pp. 1637-1638
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5587.1637

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA-- From 23 to 28 June, roughly 1000 scientists, half of whom came from outside the United States, gathered here to learn about the latest research on plant biotechnology. Among the new findings: a gene that might make it easier to regenerate whole plants from cultured cells and an analysis of the loblolly pine genome that might help researchers identify the genes that guide plant development.