Assessing the risk of gene flow from genetically modified trees carrying mitigation transgenes

@article{Kuparinen2008AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the risk of gene flow from genetically modified trees carrying mitigation transgenes},
  author={Anna Kuparinen and Frank M. Schurr},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={281-290}
}
The increasing use of genetically modified (GM) plants has raised concerns about the escape of transgenes to conventional populations. To counteract possible fitness advantages of GM plants, an advantageous ‘primary transgene’ may be linked to a ‘mitigation’ transgene that is selectively disfavored. A risk related to this technique is the possible break-up of the transgenes. This may lead to the establishment of genotypes that only express the primary transgenic trait and are therefore… 

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