Ecological risk assessment of genetically modified wheat (Triticum) in Europe

Trajkova, Fidanka (2005) Ecological risk assessment of genetically modified wheat (Triticum) in Europe. Yearbook of Institute of Southern Crops - Strumica, IV/V. pp. 95-101.


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The possible implications of hybridisation and introgression between crops and wild plant species are so far unclear because it is difficult to predict how the genetically engineered genes will be expressed in a related wild species. Wheat is typically self-pollinated (via anthers within each enclosed floret), and any outcrossing that does occur is facilitated by wind pollen dispersal. Evidence suggests that wheat has limited potential for outcrossing with wild relatives in Europe. The wild relatives with which wheat has been known to cross are confined to field margins or disturbed places and never seem to form substantial populations or become invasive to other habitats.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Fidanka Trajkova
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 13:26
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2013 13:26

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