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Cover for Gene exchange between wild and crop in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Beta vulgaris</i>: how easy is hybridization and what will happen in later generations?

Four conditions are needed for the introgression of crop genes into wild relatives: (i) pollination is possible; (ii) zygotes are formed (compatibility of pollen and ovules); (iii) F1 hybrids and later hybrid generations are viable and fertile; and (iv) there is no selection against the introduced...

Author(s)
Dijk, H. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998169)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop-wild interaction within the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Beta vulgaris</i> complex: a comparative analysis of genetic diversity between seabeet and weed beet populations within the French sugarbeet production area.

Among the commonly listed risks associated with environmental release of genetically engineered cultivars is the hybridization of transgenic plants with wild relatives. The beet complex is of particular interest, as crop (Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris), wild (B. vulgaris ssp. maritima) and weedy...

Author(s)
Cuguen, J.; Arnaud, J. F.; Delescluse, M.; Viard, F.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998169)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper