New method to make trees grow bigger and quicker

November 22, 2017


Scientists have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change.

Researchers at The University of Manchester successfully manipulated two genes in poplar trees in order to make them grow larger and more quickly than usual. The rate at which trees grow is determined by the rate of cell division in the stem. Read more.

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