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嘉宾简介：Senior Scientist of Scion. He has worked at Scion (previously the New Zealand Forest Research Institute) since 1980 as researcher on wood anatomy and wood quality.
This presentation describes the mechanism by which trees maintain vertical growth focusing on compression wood in coniferous trees. Using recent discoveries from genetic manipulation the roles of cell wall structure and composition in the generation of compressive strain on the lower side of leaning stems and branches is illustrated using microscopic and biochemical characterization.