A three-year longitudinal study on the effects of a diet containing genetically modified Bt176 maize on the health status and performance of sheep

@inproceedings{TrabalzaMarinucci2008ATL,
  title={A three-year longitudinal study on the effects of a diet containing genetically modified Bt176 maize on the health status and performance of sheep},
  author={Massimo Trabalza-Marinucci and Giorgio Brandi and Cristina Rondini and Luca Avellini and Camilla Giammarini and Silva Costarelli and Gabriele Acuti and Chiara Orlandi and Giovanni Filippini and Elisabetta Chiaradia and Manuela Malatesta and Silvia Crotti and Chiara Antonini and Giulia Amagliani and Elisabetta Manuali and Anna Rita Mastrogiacomo and Livia Moscati and Mohamed Naceur Haouet and Alberto Gaiti and Mauro Magnani},
  year={2008}
}
This study shows that a diet including insect-resistant Bt176 maize, fed to 53 ewes and their progeny for 3 years, did not have adverse effects on their health or performance and that no horizontal gene transfer to ruminal microorganisms or animal tissues was detected. No differences were observed regarding performance, reproductive traits, haematological parameters, antioxidant defences, lymphocyte proliferative capacity, phagocytosis and intracellular killing of macrophages, and ruminal… CONTINUE READING