Risk assessment of virus-resistant transgenic plants.

  title={Risk assessment of virus-resistant transgenic plants.},
  author={Mark Tepfer},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
  • Mark Tepfer
  • Published 2002 in Annual review of phytopathology
Virus-resistant transgenic plants (VRTPs) hold the promise of enormous benefit for agriculture. However, over the past ten years, questions concerning the potential ecological impact of VRTPs have been raised. In some cases, detailed study of the mode of action of the resistance gene has made it possible to eliminate the source of potential risk, notably the possible effects of heterologous encapsidation on the transmission of viruses by their vectors. In other cases, the means of eliminating… CONTINUE READING