Seeds of Concern: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants
How are genetically modified plants produced? Which breeding goals are worthwhile, and which are not? Can the escape of transferred genes be controlled? Why have the first transgenic plants been released without full appreciation of the consequences? How dangerous are bacterial proteins produced in plant foods? Is anyone monitoring the unexpected effects of gene transfer? Will genetically modified plants ever be acceptable to organic growers? These are some of the important questions canvassed in this book, written with the insight of an experienced Australian plant scientist and conservationist.
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Introduction Cells genes and chromosomes
How genetically modified plants are produced
The hazards of herbicideresistant plants
Setting priorities for plant improvement
Proposals with nutritional medical or utilitarian goals
Environmental and health impacts of genetically modified plants
Intellectual property issues
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