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Seeds of Concern: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants

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By: David R Murray

156 pages, Col photos

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137618 | ISBN: 0851997252
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Discusses the debate about the application and implications of gene technology from the perspective of a plant biologist. Murray addresses the following questions: How are genetically modified plants produced? Which breeding goals are worthwhile? Can the escape of transferred genes be controlled? Who is monitoring the unexpected efforts of gene transfer? Will GM plants ever be acceptable to organic growers?


Introduction - cells, genes and chromosomes; how genetically modified plants are produced; the hazards of herbicide-resistant plants; setting priorities for plant improvement; proposals with nutritional, medical or utilitarian goals; environmental and health impacts of genetically modified plants; intellectual property issues; impacts of genetically modified plants in the third world.

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