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Molecular technology and genetic modification of grapevines, applied either to new varieties or to existing cultivars, offers the opportunity to directly address issues of fruit quality, cost of production and sustainability.

The technology provides the means to selectively improve specific characteristics of cultivars of known performance and market acceptance whilst preserving their original variety.

It is expected that future research will provide an increasing range of possibilities for genetic manipulation of grapevines.

(Other authors: T K Franks, P Iocco, I B Dry, P K Boss, C Davies, S P Robinson and N S Scott)

Status and future direction of transgenic grapevines in Australia

1998, Conference paper – see description

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