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Record ID
103441
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-05-10 19:50 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2013-10-10 19:38 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2013-10-10 19:38 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
Gene stacking in transgenic plants: towards compliance between definitions, terminology, and detection within the EU regulatory framework
Author
Isabel TAVERNIERS Nina PAPAZOVA, Yves BERTHEAU , Marc DE LOOSE and Arne HOLST-JENSEN
Author’s contact information
Isabel TAVERNIERS
Email: isabel.taverniers@ilvo.vlaanderen.be

Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO),
Unit Technology and Food (T&V),
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 115 bus 2,
9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2008
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
Abstract:

The combination or stacking of different traits or genes in plants is rapidly gaining popularity in biotech crop production. Here we review the existing terminology regarding gene stacking in plants, and its implications in relation to genetics, biosafety, detectability and European regulations. Different methods of production of stacked gene traits, as well as the status of their cultivation and approval, are reviewed. Related to the different techniques of transformation and production, including classical breeding, and to differences in global authorization and commercialization practices, there are many types, definitions, and perceptions of stacking. These include: (1) stacking of traits and (2) stacking of events, which are the most widely accepted perceptions of stacking, and (3) stacking of genes, which from the analytical and traceability point of view may be a more appropriate perception. These differences in perceptions and definitions are discussed, as are their implications for analytical detection and regulatory compliance according to (in particular) European Union (EU) regulations. A comprehensive terminology regarding gene stacking with regulatory relevance is proposed. The haploid genome equivalent is proposed as the prevailing unit of measurement at all stages throughout the chain, in order to ensure that terminology and definitions of gene stacks are adapted to analytical detection, traceability, and compliance with EU regulations.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
    • Detection
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
  • 2. Risk assessment of living modified plants with stacked genes or traits
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
Identifier
DOI: 10.1051/ebr:2008018
Publisher and its location
EDP Sciences
Rights
© ISBR, EDP Sciences, 2008
Format
22 page PDF
Source
Environmental Biosafety Research
Keywords and any other relevant information
Keywords: transgenic / GMO / gene stacking / stacked GM plant / pyramiding / transformation / EU regulation / analytical detection

Citation:Environ. Biosafety Res. 7 (2008) 197-218