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Cover for Potential risks of algae bioenergy feedstocks.

Algal biofuels are an attractive alternative to fossil fuels due to their high productivity and the possible integration of their production systems with wastewater treatment and bioremediation of CO2. However, there has been increasing concern over the risks associated with the use of algae for...

Author(s)
Phang SiewMoi; Chu WanLoy
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Status of resistance to Bt cotton in China: cotton bollworm and pink bollworm.

Transgenic cotton that expresses a gene derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) has been deployed for combating the cotton pests Helicoverpa armigera and Pectinophora gossypiella since 1997 in China. The pest management tactics associated with Bt cotton have resulted in a drastic...

Author(s)
Gao YuLin; Liu ChenXi; Wu YiDong; Wu KongMing
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Speciation.

This chapter discusses speciation and the factors distinguishing its major modes in sexual plants: allopatric (geographical and peripatric), parapatric and sympatric. The genetic differentiation during speciation and the risk of transgene escape into the environment are described. The role of...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Herbicide-tolerant genetically modified crops: resistance management.

The adoption of transgenic herbicide-resistant crops has made an unfathomable change in global agriculture within the last decade. Currently, an estimated 114.3 million ha of transgenic crops are planted throughout a variety of agroecosystems in 23 developing and industrial countries. Approximately ...

Author(s)
Owen, M. D. K.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transgene locus structure and expression.

This chapter addresses how a transgene can be designed to minimize the cost of risk assessment and identifies the features of a transgene that are essential to characterize risk assessment. Specific topics covered include: (i) transgene design and production; (ii) transgene locus structure and...

Author(s)
Tran Thi Cuc Hoa; Depicker, A.; Kakoli Ghosh; Amugune, N.; PhanÐinh Phap; Tru'o'ng Nam Hai; Andow, D. A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental risks associated with gene flow from transgenic cotton in Vietnam.

This chapter discusses the potential risks of gene flow from genetically modified insect-resistant cotton in Vietnam, using a general framework to guide gene flow risk assessment. This framework includes assessment stages beginning with the conception of the specific transgenic crops...

Author(s)
West, J. J.; VuÐu'c Quang; Giband, M.; Lu BaoRong; Andow, D. A.; Nguyen Hu'u Ho; Vu'o'ng Thi Phan; Le Quang Quyen
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms, Volume 3. Methodologies for transgenic fish.

This book on methodologies for risk assessment and management of transgenic fish is written by 44 authors from 19 countries. It is comprised of 10 chapters giving emphasis on developing countries which have transgenic fish research programmes or aquaculture systems that may use transgenic fish in...

Author(s)
Kapuscinski, A. R.; Hayes, K. R.; Li, S.; Dana, G.; Hallerman, E. M.; Schei, P. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book
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Cover for Approaches to assessing gene flow.

This chapter focuses on ways to assess the likelihood of gene flow before approved use and actual entry of transgenic fish into the environment. A step-by-step approach for assessing gene flow based on a fault tree of the chain of events necessary for introgression of transgenes into a wild...

Author(s)
Kapuscinski, A. R.; Hard, J. J.; Paulson, K. M.; Neira, R.; Ponniah, A.; Kamonrat, W.; Mwanja, W.; Fleming, I. A.; Gallardo, J.; Devlin, R. H.; Trisak, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the potential for ecological harm from gene flow to crop wild relatives.

The conservational and ecological risks posed by gene flow from all modern crops to crop wild relatives is examined, and the extent to which the principles developed for the risk assessment of genetically modified crops can be applied to this broader set of problems is explored. A case study on...

Author(s)
Wilkinson, M. J.; Ford, C. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Governing innovative science: challenges facing the commercialization of plant-made pharmaceuticals.

This chapter raises issues associated with gene flow in the case of plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMPs). Following an overview of the importance of PMPs, recent developments in this field and the possible environmental concerns are discussed. Recent developments include: plants with engineered...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Khachatourians, G. G.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990569)
Type
Book chapter

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