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Gene flow monitoring: herbicide resistance genes to wild crop relatives - CB02006

Description
The farm-scale evaluations is a research programme begun in 1999 designed primarily to assess the effect of the management of GM oilseed rape, maize and beet on the abundance and diversity of farmland wildlife compared with conventionally managed non-GM equivalent crops. The fields in the farm-scale evaluations have also been used to monitor gene flow from the GM crops. In 1999 this monitoring was conducted under an existing DETR contract. The current contract will allow gene flow monitoring at the evaluation sites for the remainder of the evaluations.

Objectives
- monitor gene flow from the GM crop to non-GM equivalent crops in the vicinity
- monitor gene flow from the GM crop to wild relatives
- monitor the occurrence and persistence of GM volunteers in following crops
- monitor the persistence of GM hybrids with wild relatives if located
Project Documents
• Final Report : Gene flow monitoring: herbicide resistance genes to wild crop relatives   (257k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2004

Cost: £337,481
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council
Keywords
Agricultural Land              
Agri-Environment              
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
GM Non-Food              
GM Risk Assessment              
Land              
Fields of Study
Biotechnology and GMOs