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Transgenic plants have increased interest in the study of crop gene introgression in wild populations. Genes (or transgenes) conferring adaptive advantages persist in introgressed populations, enhancing competitiveness of wild or weedy plants. This represents an ecological risk that could increase problems of weed control. Introgression of cultivar alleles(More)
The presence of glyphosate-resistant oilseed rape populations in Argentina was detected and characterized. The resistant plants were found as weeds in RR soybeans and other fields. The immunological and molecular analysis showed that the accessions presented the GT73 transgenic event. The origin of this event was uncertain, as the cultivation of transgenic(More)
Male sterile (MS) plants fail to produce functional anthers, pollen, or male gametes. This condition is useful in sunflower hybrid seed production. A MS form identified in an invasive population of H. annuus located in Las Malvinas was characterized by 37 morphological variables, six mitochondrial genes (atpA, atp6, coxIII, orfb, orfB and orfC) associated(More)
Genus Helianthus comprises diploid and polyploid species. An autoallopolyploid origin has been proposed for hexaploid species but the genomic relationships remain unclear. Mitotic and meiotic studies in annual Helianthus annuus (2n = 2x = 34) and perennial Helianthus resinosus (2n = 6x = 102) as well as the F1 hybrids between both species were carried out.(More)
Wild turnip (Brassica rapa) is a common weed and a close relative to oilseed rape (Brassica napus). The Clearfield® production system is a highly adopted tool which provides an alternative solution for weed management, but its efficiency is threatened by gene transfer from crop to weed relatives. Crop-weed hybrids with herbicide resistance were found in the(More)
Bird attack is a serious limitation to sunflower yield in several regions of the world, but it could also cause selection. The wild Helianthus annuus, naturalized in several regions of the world, hybridizes with the crop and produces crop–wild offspring. It is unknown how the selective force of seed predation by birds could drive evolution after a(More)
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