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Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms, Volume 2

OECD Consensus Documents

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These OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents identify elements of scientific information used in the environmental safety and risk assessment of transgenic organisms which are common to OECD member countries.  This is intended to encourage information sharing and prevent duplication of effort among countries. This book offers ready access to those consensus documents which have been published thus far. As such, it should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic crops, regulators in national authorities as well as the wider scientific community. More information on the OECD's work related to the biosafety of transgenic organisms is found at BioTrack Online (http://www.oecd.org/biotrack).

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Section 7 - White Spruce (PICEA GLAUCA (MOENCH) VOSS)

White Spruce is the most commonly planted tree species in Canada, accounting for more than one-third of all reforestation throughout the (Kuhnke 1989). Active tree breeding and orchard programmes exist in every Canadian province, a distinction not shared by any other species (Fowler and Morgenstern 1990; Lavereau 1995). Breeding programmes in the United States are active, with productive White Spruce seed orchards in New England, New York and the Lake States (Carter and Simpson 1985; Carter 1988; Stine et al. 1995). ). White Spruce is the dominant reforestation species in the upper Lake States (Rauscher 1987). In Germany, Picea glauca has had limited use as a species with potential for reclaiming badly polluted industrial areas (Weiss 1986). Elsewhere in the world, White Spruce is of much less importance. With the exception of limited ornamental use, it is not generally planted outside its North American range.

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