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Plant Gene Containment

Edited By: Melvin J Oliver and Yi Li

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 2012 | #197638 | ISBN-13: 9780813803494
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Plant Gene Containment provides a comprehensive look at genetically modified organisms and the strategies and implementation of key methods to gene containment. The book is divided into 5 parts: An Introduction that discusses the need for biotechnology and GMOs, Section 1 looks at the need for gene containment, Part II discusses varying strategies for gene containment, section III explores the assessment of gene containment approaches, and section IV covers the steps involved in implementing gene containment. Gene Containment will provide a thorough and up to date look at gene containment research and the needs for implementing new strategies in this arena.


Preface: Norman Bourlag.
Introduction: Need for Biotechnology and GMOs: An Overview Peter Raven.

Section 1. Need for gene containment:.
1. Gene flow: Important factors and mechanisms. Allison Snow.
2. Need for gene containment: Risk Assessment. Sally McCammon.
3. Threat of Invasive species - consequences of hybridization? Peter Caley (Australia).

Section 2. Strategies for gene containment:.
4. Male Sterility and Hybrids in plants Albert Kausch.
5. Chloroplast transformation and maternal inheritance in Plants Henry Daniel.
6. Seed based Technologies Mel Oliver.
7. Selective disadvantage strategies Jonathan Gressel.
8. Trait control (gene switch technology) Roger Beachy/ Richard Flavel.
9. Management based containment Dennis Strayer.

Section 3. Assessing gene containment.
10. Assessment and detection of gene flow. Carol Mallory-Smith.
11. Quantitative assessment on landscape scale. Mike Wilkinson (UK).
12. Assessing Gene Flow and Introgression (a case study in rice). Barbara Schaal/ D. Brar.
13. Long Term Monitoring (a case study of BT resistance in cornborers). Blair Siegfried.

Section 4. Implementing gene containment.
14. Regulatory control of transgene escape. Virgil Meier.
15. Commercialization of GMOs: the Company perspective on risks and containment. Scott Tingey (Dupont).
16. Gene confinement and public trust for environmental safety: effect on regulatory and industry practices. C. S. Prakash.
17. The Social Perspective. (Need and reaction to transgene control [GURTS and VGURTS]) G. Toenniessen (Rockefeller Foundation)

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Melvin J. Oliver is with the USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Research Unit in Columbia, Missouri.

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