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The report is based on the results of a questionnaire-based consultation exercise with European researchers currently involved in plant biotechnology. Recent research efforts have focussed on gene regulation and expression, plant physiology and the identification of valuable genes. The most promising future research areas are likely to be functional genomics, plant physiology, plant development and plant resistance to stress. The general trends in research appear to be converging towards decreasing the environmental impact of agriculture whilst increasing productivity. The polled researchers felt that plant biotechnology research is likely to improve the competitiveness of European agriculture and related industries, at minimum environmental cost to the already highly polluted agricultural soils.

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Authors: VEGA ; BONTOUX L, Joint Research Centre - European Commission (IT); Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Sevilla (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18074 EN (1998) 185pp.
Availability: Available from CCR Ispra - Servizio Pubblicazioni
Record Number: 199910069 / Last updated on: 1999-02-19
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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