A blog about applied genetics for sustainable forestry and conservation by Double Helix Tracking Technologies. - Part 5

Best Green Entrepreneur?

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DoubleHelix has been short-listed for Best Green Entrepreneur Award at the International Green Awards held at the Natural History Museum in London. Also fighting it out for the honour of Best Green Celebrity is Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen and ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney - so this is an award ceremony combining sustainable business and ...

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How genetic maps of trees work

European Timber Regulation, Genetics, Lacey Act

This is a genetic map of oaks (Quercus robur + Quercus petraea) that was produced by Petit et al. and was published in Forest Ecology and Management (2002) 176: 595-599. Each circle represents a sample of about five trees, the colours represent oak chloroplast haplotypes. The differences shown reflect how separate populations of oak re-populated ...

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Why genetics is affordable for forest security


Plummeting costs and technological breakthroughs mean that the time has come for applied genetics to make a profound impact on the way we manage and protect forest resources. The human genome project was the equivalent of the space race for genetics. It took ten labs thirteen years to complete and cost US$ 3 billion. Due to the resulting breakt ...

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