Opportunities and surprises in crops modified by transgenic technology: metabolic engineering of benzylisoquinoline alkaloid, gossypol and lysine biosynthetic pathways

@article{Larkin2007OpportunitiesAS,
  title={Opportunities and surprises in crops modified by transgenic technology: metabolic engineering of benzylisoquinoline alkaloid, gossypol and lysine biosynthetic pathways},
  author={Philip Larkin and George G. Harrigan},
  journal={Metabolomics},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={371-382}
}
The development of new or improved traits in plants, whether that is through traditional genetic modification and selection or through transgenic technologies, is associated with the potential risk of unintended changes with harmful or unacceptable consequences. The greater definition and precision of transgenic modification and the regulatory oversight of such technology may, however, confer advantages in safety and efficacy. This bears considerable relevance to the use of transgenic-based… CONTINUE READING