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Type: Journal article
Title: Pollen-mediated movement of herbicide resistance between commercial canola fields
Author: Rieger, M.
Lamond, M.
Preston, C.
Powles, S.
Roush, R.
Citation: Science, 2002; 296(5577):2386-2388
Publisher: Amer Assoc Advancement Science
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0036-8075
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Mary A. Rieger, Michael Lamond, Christopher Preston, Stephen B. Powles, Richard T. Roush
Abstract: There is considerable public and scientific debate for and against genetically modified (GM) crops. One of the first GM crops, Brassica napus (oilseed rape or canola) is now widely grown in North America, with proposed commercial release into Australia and Europe. Among concerns of opponents to these crops are claims that pollen movement will cause unacceptable levels of gene flow from GM to non-GM crops or to related weedy species, resulting in genetic pollution of the environment. Therefore, quantifying pollen-mediated gene flow is vital for assessing the environmental impact of GM crops. This study quantifies at a landscape level the gene flow that occurs from herbicide-resistant canola crops to nearby crops not containing herbicide resistance genes.
Keywords: Plants, Genetically Modified; Brassica napus; Pollen; Crops, Agricultural; Acetolactate Synthase; Enzyme Inhibitors; Herbicides; Genetics, Population; Drug Resistance; Genes, Plant; New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria
RMID: 0020020712
DOI: 10.1126/science.1071682
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