Transgene expression and fitness of hybrids between GM oilseed rape and Brassica rapa.

@article{Ammitzbll2005TransgeneEA,
  title={Transgene expression and fitness of hybrids between GM oilseed rape and Brassica rapa.},
  author={Henriette Ammitzb\oll and Teis N. Mikkelsen and Rikke Bagger J\orgensen},
  journal={Environmental biosafety research},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={3-12}
}
Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is sexually compatible with its wild and weedy relative B. rapa, and introgression of genes from B. napus has been found to occur over a few generations. We simulated the early stages of transgene escape by producing F1 hybrids and the first backcross generation between two lines of transgenic B. napus and two populations of weedy B. rapa. Transgene expression and the fitness of the hybrids were examined under different environmental conditions. Expression of the… CONTINUE READING