American Chestnut

a photo of American chestnut
The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) may be genetically engineered to make it more resistant to blight, thus allowing it to be returned to Eastern forests where it was a native species.

Photo courtesy of and copyrighted by William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Last updated: November 13, 2012

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