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Steve Strauss

http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/steve-strauss/

Distinguished professor at Oregon State University
Steve is a plant biotechnologist from Oregon State University who uses gene editing, genetic engineering, and genome analysis to understand how trees work, and to develop new ways to improve the value and pubic acceptability of biotechnology for forestry and horticulture. A lot of his team’s work has been on genetic engineering of poplar and eucalyptus with support and collaboration from forest industries, but they have also worked on sweetgum and apple for ornamental purposes. Some traits they have studied include sterility for genetic containment, crown form and semi-dwarfism, leaf color modification, and pest resistance.

August 2019

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