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Record ID
102991
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-01-12 15:17 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-25 18:50 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-01 19:05 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Future challenges in environmental risk assessment of transgenic plants with abiotic stress tolerance
Author
Mohammad Sayyar Khan
Author’s contact information
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE)
Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Agricultural University
Peshawar, Pakistan

E-mail: sayyar khan kahn_sagettarius@yahoo.com
Tel: +92-91-9216553
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2011-12
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

Environmental risk assessment of transgenic plants is a prerequisite to their release into the target environment for commercial use. Risk assessment of the first generation transgenic plants with simple monogenic traits has been carried out with principles and guidelines enlisted in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. For more complex traits such as abiotic stress tolerance, there is a growing need to examine for additional considerations in the risk assessment process based on the different nature of this trait. The salt tolerance-inducing codA gene is a representative of many abiotic stress tolerance genes that confer salt stress tolerance in transgenic plants. In comparison with simple monogenic Bt trait, the future challenge to environmental release of abiotic stress tolerance genes lies in the question whether these genes such as the salt tolerance-inducing codA will need additional considerations in the risk assessment process?. In the present work, we discussed the nature of abiotic stress tolerance trait, environmental risk assessment issues and comparison of the risk assessment elements on Bt and salt tolerance-inducing codA genes to examine needs for additional considerations in the risk assessment process. We concluded and recommended that the use of abiotic stress tolerance genes such as the salt tolerance-inducing codA gene in transgenic plants does not need additional considerations in risk assessment.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Yes
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 3. Risk assessment of living modified plants with tolerance to abiotic stress
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
DOI: 10.5897/BMBR11.018; ISSN 1538-2273
Publisher and its location
Academic Journals - Open Access Journals, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Review (BMBR)
Rights
©2011 Academic Journals
Format
15 page PDF file
Source
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Review (BMBR)
Keywords and any other relevant information
Key words: Transgenic plants, abiotic stress tolerance, environmental risk assessment, salt tolerance-inducing codA.

Citation: Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Review Vol. 6(9), pp. 199-213, December 2011

Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/BMBR