n Southern African Forestry Journal - Forest biotechnology : a South African perspective : guest editorial




Extracted from text ... Southern African Forestry Journal - No. 199, November 2003 1 Guest Editorial Forest Biotechnology: A South African perspective INTRODUCTION While it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to present a commentary on biotechnology as it applies to South African forestry, this is a somewhat daunting task. The problem one immediately faces pertains to the word biotechnology, which has a host of different interpretations. Broadly, biotechnology might be considered as the application of living organisms to produce or modify products for particular purposes. As such, many forestry activities and especially those linked to exotic plantation forestry could be considered as ..


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