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The pollination of genetically modified plants

Paul, E. M., Lewis, G. B. and Dunwell, J. M. ORCID: (1991) The pollination of genetically modified plants. Acta Horticulturae (288). pp. 425-429. ISSN 0567-7572

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To link to this item DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1991.288.72


Genetically modified plants have now been produced in many species. An examination of pollination in these plant will be necessary before commercial cultivars are produced. In addition, this technology provides a new tool for the study of cross-pollination. An initial field trial, using tobacco, was carried out in 1989. Results demonstrated that pollen transfer from genetically modified plants can be readily followed. Particular species of bumble bees were potential pollen vectors. A second field experiment is being carried out in 1990, to examine cross-pollination in more detail.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Crop Science
ID Code:86988
Publisher:International Society for Horticultural Science

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