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Prokaryotic gene transfer in the phytosphere of sugar beet and wheat - RG0105

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 excise from the plant genome and replicate; as well as the ability of these sequences to recombine with plant viruses.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1993

Cost: £97,671
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council
Fields of Study
Biotechnology and GMOs