Commercialized transgenic traits, maize productivity and yield risk

  title={Commercialized transgenic traits, maize productivity and yield risk},
  author={Guanming Shi and Jean‐Paul Chavas and Joseph G. Lauer},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
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