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Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists discovered gene in agave that governs when plant goes dormant and used it to create poplar trees nearly double in size; greenhouse-grown poplar engineered with Reveille1 gene achieved a 166% increase in biomass

Suzano's biotech division FuturaGene and Corteva Agriscience boost tree genetics research by donating highest quality publicly available dataset of eucalyptus genome; it will be freely accessible, allowing further research into production of biomaterials

National Assn. of State Foresters supports use of biotechnology to help stem loss of native species from invasive infestation; it backs SUNY petition for a determination of nonregulated status for biotechnology-derived, blight-tolerant American chestnut

US close to regulatory approval allowing distribution of transgenic American chestnut trees to public, says SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry biologist; USDA is leading federal assessment of risk from trees made resistant to blight fungus

USDA extends public comment period through Jan. 26 on draft documents related to petition from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry seeking deregulation of an American chestnut variety modified for tolerance to chestnut blight

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