Introgression from Genetically Modified Plants Into Wild Relatives

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Juli 2004



Introgression is the incorporation of a gene from one organism complex into another as a result of hybridization. A major concern of the use of genetically modified plants is the unintentional spread of the new genes from cultivated plants to their wild relatives and the subsequent impacts on the ecology of wild plants and their associated flora and fauna. This book reviews these issues, focusing on the ecological and evolutionary effects of introducing GM cultivars. It presents current knowledge of crop-wild relatives hybridization and introgression, and the measurement and prediction of their consequences. As a result it represents a major contribution to the debate about the risks of GM crops and measures, such as post commercialisation monitoring, required to determine the longer term impacts of GM crops on ecosystems.


"For those who wish to understand the GM problem - read this book!" Daphne J Osborne, The Open University"
EAN: 9780851998169
ISBN: 085199816X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAB INTL
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2004
Seitenanzahl: 403 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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