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Though the production of transgenic grapevines for commercial release is not conceivable for another ten or fifteen years, the current interest focused on public hostility against food products from genetically modified plants has led to a slowdown in research on grapevine transformation, at least...

Author(s)
Bouquet, A.; Torregrosa, L.; Chatelet, P.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 116, pp 1-10

Increased numbers of new pathogenic infections and the development of antibiotic resistance to many old pathogens have forced us to focus on prevention, rather than treatment, of infectious diseases. Widespread vaccination has therefore become a major target for many countries. However, numerous...

Author(s)
Rowlandson, K.; Tackaberry, E.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 115, pp 1-7

Oil palm (Elaeis) is an important economic crop in Malaysia and contributes significantly to the country's economy. Shortage of manpower, arable land and a fluctuating commodity price have forced the industry to widen its scope from being solely dependent on the edible oil market into more diverse...

Author(s)
Parveez, G. K. A.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 113, pp 1-8

Most transgenic crops available on the market contain antibiotic resistance genes as selection markers. Although scientifically not justified, this raises public concern about a potential spread of antibiotic resistance genes in soil and intestinal bacteria, possibly accentuated by the agricultural ...

Author(s)
Nick, P.; Christou, P.; Breviario, D.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 105, pp 1-4

Current genetic transformation methods have relatively low efficiencies, e.g. in the successful model species Arabidopsis thaliana, the transformation efficiency is in the range 0.05 to 5%. This requires the use of selectable markers to identify the transformants among the untransformed cells. As...

Author(s)
Sun JiaQiang; Zuo JianRu
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 107, pp 1-4

Molecular farming in plants provides an inexpensive and convenient way to produce biopharmaceutical molecules and other valuable proteins on a large scale. Proof of principle has been demonstrated for a large number of recombinant human proteins, subunit vaccines and antibodies, and detailed cost...

Author(s)
Commandeur, U.; Twyman, R. M.; Fischer, R.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 110, pp 1-9

Bt transgenic cotton, containing a Bacillus thuringiensis toxin gene, has been widely planted in cotton growing areas in China since 1997. One of the major concerns of environmental risk is the impact on non-target organisms in the agriculture ecosystem. Results obtained in recent years indicate...

Author(s)
Wu KongMing; Peng YuFa; Jia ShiRong
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 112, pp 1-4

The four main ecological concerns from transgenic Bt crops are gene flow of the transgenes to other plant species or strains, evolution of resistance by the target pests, effects of the Bt protein in the soil, and harmful effects on non-target species exposed to the Bt protein. In terms of the...

Author(s)
Oberhauser, K. S.; Rivers, E. R. L.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 117, pp 1-7