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Date of creation
2007-09-02 12:51 UTC (UNEP-GEF)
Date of last update
2012-05-09 19:21 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-09 19:21 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Genome Scrambling - Myth or Reality? Transformation-Induced Mutations in Transgenic Crop Plants
Wilson, Allison; Latham, Jonathan; Steinbrecher, Ricarda
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Alison Wilson
Email: A.Wilson@econexus.info

P.O. Box 3279
Brighton BN1 1TL, UK
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Report summary:

In this report we examine the mutations introduced into transgenic crop plants by plant transformation. We have searched and analysed the relevant scientific literature  for  Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and particle bombardment, the two most frequently used plant transformation methods. We have also analysed the molecular data submitted to the USDA in applications requesting commercial approval for transgenic cultivars. Lastly, we have examined whether mutations arising from plant transformation have the potential to be hazardous and whether current safety tests are robust enough to detect hazardous mutations before they reach the market
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”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
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  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
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Adobe Acrobat Reader, Paper (40 pages)
Keywords and any other relevant information
risk assessment
plant transformation
LMO categories: Plants