Anniversary Congress Spotlight #55 - Genetics research crucial to future forest health, adaptation, conservation and sustainable management
Dr. Om Rajora, Professor of Forest Genetics and Genomics at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, is the organizer and coordinator of a session at the Anniversary Congress entitled Genetics and Genomics for Conservation, Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Management of Forests.
He expects his session to explore the progress and promise of forest genetics/genomics research. This research is critical to understanding the biological functioning of forest trees, discovering genes, their sequences and functions and variants that control or affect growth, wood properties, adaptation, disease and insect resistance. It is also important to understanding genetic response of forest trees to natural and human disturbances, climate and environment change, among many other things.
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