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Gene flow between geminiviruses and plants: an assessment of risk (Became RG0215) - RG0204

The aim of this project is to investigate the geminivirus-related plant sequences (GRPS) found in Nicotiana species to understand their significance to the risk assessment of plants genetically modified (GM) with transgenic viral genes. These sequences are believed to be derived from Tomato Golden Mosaic virus (TGMV). During this project the evolutionary origin and frequency of GRPS type sequences will be investigated; whether these sequences encode gene products and/or can ecise from the plant genome and replicate; as well as the ability of these sequences to recombine with plant viruses.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1995

Cost: £138,711
Contractor / Funded Organisations
The Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
Fields of Study
Biotechnology and GMOs