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GRIPP- GRIPP Researchers Successfully Clone Dutch Elm Disease Resistant Elms

GRIPP Researchers Successfully Clone Dutch Elm Disease Resistant Elms

Scientists at the University of Guelph have found a way to successfully clone American elm trees that have survived repeated epidemics of their biggest killer — Dutch elm disease.

The breakthrough, published March 29 in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, is the first known use of in vitro culture technology to clone buds of mature American elm trees…

March 2012 – Scientists clone ‘survivor’ elm trees