Assessing and monitoring the risks of releasing genetically manipulated plants

JE Beringer, MJ Bale, PK Hayes, CM Lazarus

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Plants, animals and microorganisms are being manipulated to improve their characteristics for commercial purposes. Some manipulated organisms will be grown under containment and only released to the environment accidentally and, usually, in relatively small numbers. Others, such as crop plants, will be grown on a large scale in the open environment. There is concern that modified organisms may become pests, or will produce pests as a result of mating with other organisms in the environment.

This paper will discuss some of the issues involved in deciding whether genetically modified plants should be released to the environment or not.
Translated title of the contributionAssessing and Monitoring the Risks of Releasing Genetically Manipulated Plants
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Section B Biology
Issue number3/4
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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