Virtual Issues

GM crops

A consensus has been established in the scientific community about the need for more studies on the unintended impacts of genetically modified (GM) crops, and about the relevance of literature reviews providing objective, factual accounts on various aspects of the GM crop question. With this virtual issue of the PBJ, research and review papers addressing this timely topic over the last four years, along with a selection of highly cited papers published earlier, are now accessible from a single source. This collection of papers is, in the PBJ editors' view, a convenient synthesis of what has been published in the field in recent years, and a useful working basis for what is to come next.

The pleiotropic effects of the bar gene and glufosinate on the Arabidopsis transcriptome.
Abdeen, A. and Miki, B.

Attitudes of European farmers towards GM crop adoption.
Areal, F.J., Riesgo, L. and Rodriguez-Cerezo, E.

A metabolomic study of substantial equivalence of field-grown genetically modified wheat.
Baker, J.M., Hawkins, N.D., Ward, J.L., Lovegrove, A., Napier, J.A., Shewry, P.R. and Beale, M.H.

Comparison of two GM maize varieties with a near-isogenic non-GM variety using transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
Barros, E., Lezar, S., Antonnen, M.J., Van Dijk, J.P., Röhlig, R.M., Kok, E.J. and Engel, K.-H.

Transgenesis has less impact on the transcriptome of wheat grain than conventional breeding.
Baudo, M.M., Lyons, R., Powers, S., Pastori, G.M., Edwards, K.J., Holdsworth, M.J. and Shewry, P.R.

Homologous recombination: a basis for targeted genome optimization in crop species such as maize.
D'Halluin, K., Vanderstraeten, C., Stals, E., Cornelissen, M. and Ruiter, R.

ZFN-induced mutagenesis and gene-targeting in Arabidopsis through Agrobacterium-mediated floral dip transformation.
De Pater, S., Neuteboom, L.W., Pinas, J.E., Hooykaas, P.J.J. and van der Zaal, B.

A Cre::FLP fusion protein recombines FRT or loxP sites in transgenic maize plants.
Djukanovic, V., Lenderts, B., Bidney, D. and Lyznik, L.A.

Risk-managed production of bioactive recombinant proteins using a novel plant virus vector with a helper plant to complement viral systemic movement.
Fukuzawa, N., Ishihara, T., Itchoda, N., Tabayashi, N., Kataoka, C., Masuta, C. and Matsumura, T.

Strategies to mitigate transgene-promoter interactions.
Gudynaite-Savitch, L., Johnson, D.A. and Miki, B.L.A.

FLP recombinase-mediated site-specific recombination in rice.
Hu, Q., Kononowicz-Hodges, H., Nelson-Vasilchik, K., Viola, D., Zeng, P., Liu, H., Kausch, A.P., Chandlee, J.M., Hodges, T.K. and Luo, H.

Tubers from potato lines expresing a tomato Kunitz protease inhibitor are substantially equivalent to parental and transgenic controls.
Khalf, M., Goulet, C., Vorster, J., Brunelle, F., Anguenot, R., Fliss, I. and Michaud, D.

A novel light-dependent selection marker system in plants.
Koh, S., Kim, H., Kim, J., Goo, E., Kim, Y.-J., Choi, O., Jwa, N.-S., Ma, J., Nagamatsu, T., Moon, J.S. and Hwang, I.

Safety assessment of nonbrowning potatoes: opening the discussion about the relevance of substantial equivalence on next generation biotech crops.
Llorente, B., Alonso, G.D., Bravo-Almonacid, F., Rodriguez, V., Lopez, M.G., Carrari, F., Torres, H.N. and Flawia, M.M.

'GM-gene-delator': fused loxP-FRT recognition sequences dramatically improve the efficiently of FLP and CRE recombinase on transgene excision from pollen and seed of tobacco plants.
Luo, K., Duan, H., Zhao, D., Zheng, X., Deng, W., Chen, Y., Stewart, C.N., Jr., McAvoy, R., Jiang, X., Wu, Y., He, A., Pei, Y. and Li, Y.

US regulatory system for genetically modified [genetically modified organism (GMO), rDNA or transgenic] crop cultivars.
McHughen, A. and Smyth, S.

The web-building spider Theridion impressum (Aranae: Theridiidae) is not adversely affected by Bt maize resistant to corn rootworms.
Meissle, M. and Romeis, J.

Pollen-mediated gene flow in maize in real situations of coexistence.
Messeguer, J., Penas, G., Ballester, J., Bas, M., Serra, J., Salvia, J., Palaudelmas, M. and Melé, E.

Selectable marker genes and unintended changes to the plant transcriptome.
Miki, B., Abdeen, A.., Manabe, Y. and MacDonald, P.

Only half the transcriptomic differences between resistant genetically modified and conventional rice are associated with the transgene.
Montero, M., Coll, A., Nadal, A., Messeguer, J. and Pla, M.

Non-food/feed seeds as biofactories for the high-yield production of recombinant pharmaceuticals.
Morandini, F., Avesani, L., Bortesi, L., Van Droogenbroeck, B., De Wilde, K., Arcalis, E., Bazzoni, F., Santi, L., Brozetti, A., Falorni, A., Stoger, E., Depicker, A. and Pezzotti, M.

Site-specific gene integration in rice genome mediated by the FLPFRT recombinant system.
Nandy, S. and Srivastava, V.

The role of transgenic crops in sustainable development.
Park, J.R., McFarlane, I., Hartey Phipps, R. and Ceddia, G.

Barriers and paths to market for genetically engineered crops.
Rommens, C.M.

Modelling pollen-mediated gene flow in rice: risk assessment and management of transgene escape.
Rong, J., Song, Z., De Jong, T.J., Zhang, X., Sun, S., Xu, X., Xia, H., Liu, B. and Lu, B.-R.

Effective production of marker-free transgenic strawberry plants using inducible site-specific recombination and a bifunctional selectable marker gene.
Schaart, J.G., Krens, F.A., Pelgrom, K.T.B., Mendes, O. and Rouwendal, G.J.A.

Regulating innovative crop technologies in Canada: the case of regulating genetically modified crops.
Smyth, S. and McHughen, A.

Cre-mediated site-specific gene integration for consistent transgene expression in rice.
Srivastava, V., Ariza-Nieto, M. and Wilson, A.J.

The use of life-cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impacts of growing genetically modified, nitrogen use-efficient canola.
Strange, A., Park, J., Bennett, R. and Phipps, R.

The LP2 leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase gene promoter directs organ-specific, light-responsive expression in transgenic rice.
Thilmony, R., Guttman, M., Thomson, J. G. and Blechl, A.E.