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Next round of discussions [#3177]
Discussion on the first three themes is now closed. Thanks to all for your contributions.

We will open discussions on a new theme 4 on Monday, 23 April. The theme will address experiences detecting trangenes in wild relatives, as suggested by Carolina Villafañe.

I have pasted the description of the theme below for those who may wish to prepare their thoughts. We will also send a message once the discussions on the theme have been opened.

Thanks,
Kathryn

Theme 4: Experiences detecting transgenes in wild relatives

One of the suggested topics for discussion was for participants to share experiences and challenges with the detection of transgenes and/or their proteins in wild relatives. It was pointed out that this is a theme that the environmental authorities need to consider because it sometimes presents difficulties in detection. We encourage participants to post information on their experiences and any challenges with this issue. Some aspects to consider include:

- When to seek to detect whether transgenes have introgressed into wild relatives;
- Different approaches to detecting transgenes in wild relatives depending on the native biodiversity of an area (e.g. centre of origin, the presence of closely-related wild relatives to the living modified organism);
- How to conduct sampling in the field;
- How to adapt DNA- and protein-based tests commonly used for crops to wild relatives;
- How to report results.
posted on 2012-04-18 14:04 UTC by Ms. Kathryn Garforth, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity