GMOs: a tool against pollution and the greenhouse effect?
"More resistant and experiencing faster growth, these are the properties of the new variety of transgenic poplar developed in the laboratory of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Plants at the University of Malaga. This genetically modified tree reached over the past three years of trials in the wild, a height and a much greater force than normal. This success has also been published recently in the International poplar genome sequencing.
There are three years, the research group decided, after having obtained the authorization of the National Commission of Biosafety, leaving the laboratory of small transgenic poplars and let them grow in the wild. The researchers cloned and introduced into an experimental variety of Poplar bothers glutamine synthetase Scots pine which facilitates the assimilation and recycling of nitrogen. When compared with control-trees, we see that these poplars are 41% higher, they have an increased resistance to leaf drop and they accumulate a larger amount of protein. "