Breeding tougher trees for the forest industry

Breeding tougher trees for the forest industry

University of Laval uses genomic data to help trees withstand fluctuating weather conditions and insect threats
November 17, 2014

Jean Bousquet and his team of graduate students in the Department of Forest and Timber Sciences at Université Laval use genomic tools to identify portions of the spruce genome that determine insect resistance and adaptation to climate change. His team works closely with Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, FP Innovations and other government and industry partners.