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Record information and status
Record ID
103400
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-05-08 20:06 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-08 20:06 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Transgene introgression from Genetically modified crops to their wild relatives
Author
C. Neal Stewart Jr, Matthew D. Halfhill and Suzanne I. Warwick
Author’s contact information
C. Neal Stewart Jr
Email: nealstewart@utk.edu

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2003-10
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

Transgenes engineered into annual crops could be unintentionally introduced into the genomes of their free-living wild relatives. The fear is that these transgenes might persist in the environment and have negative ecological consequences. Are some crops or transgenic traits of more concern than others? Are there natural genetic barriers to minimize gene escape? Can the genetic transformation process be exploited to produce new barriers to gene flow? Questions abound, but luckily so do answers.
Thematic areas
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
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
doi:10.1038/nrg1179
Publisher and its location
Nature Publishing Group
Format
12 page PDF
Source
Nature Reviews
Keywords and any other relevant information
Citation: Nature Reviews. 4: 806-817.