GMOFORUM.AGROBIOLOGY.EU :  Phorum 5 The fastest message board... ever.
Goto Thread: PreviousNext
Goto: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicSearchLog In
Checkbiotech: GM soybean shows no risk of outcrossing
Posted by: DR. RAUPP & madora (IP Logged)
Date: January 10, 2005 11:46AM ;

In Biosafety of the Herbicide Resistant GM soybean 40-3-2: Experience in the
Russian Federation, Dmitry Dorokhov of the Centre of Bioengineering of the
Russian Academy of Sciences evaluated the possibility of outcrossing of
genetically modified (GM) Roundup Ready Soybeans with wild soybean species
in the Russian federation January 2005.

A total of 215 plants representing 40 wild soybean populations and 2
cultivated soybean varieties were used in the study. To test potential
crossability of GM soybean with the local species in both the field and the
greenhouse, Dorokhov's team tried to pollinate wild soybeans with GM pollen.

No herbicide-resistant soy was found in two subsequent growing seasons, and
transgenic DNA was found only in the first, but not in succeeding
generations, leading to the conclusion that any outcrossing would be
relatively rare, or with a frequency below the sensitivity of the

For more information, visit the Black Sea Biotechnology Association at
[]. The report may be downloaded at

Posted to Phorum via PhorumMail

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.