Editor’s Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance to Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Breeding Stacks

Weber , N. and Halpin , C. and Hannah , L.C. and et al, . (2012) Editor’s Choice: Crop Genome Plasticity and Its Relevance to Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Breeding Stacks. Plant Physiology, 160 (4). pp. 1842-1853.

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Genetically engineered (GE) stacks, combinations of two or more single transgenic events (i.e. single-locus insertions) that have been produced by crossing sexually compatible parents, are an important and growing sector of the crop seed market. Stacked traits covered 26% of the global transgenic crop area in 2011 and were the fastest growing trait group, with a 31% increase in the area planted compared with 2010 (James, 2011). Stacked traits already dominate the market in some regions. For example, 95% of the cotton (Gossypium spp.) grown in Australia during 2011 had both herbicide tolerance and insect resistance traits (James, 2011). Worldwide, at least 12 countries are now growing stacked varieties, of which nine are developing countries (James, 2011). The rapid adoption of GE stacks has focused attention on whether the safety of such products differs from that of the individual events.

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Additional Information: We thank Ed Buckler of Cornell University and Pat Schnable of Iowa State University for their valuable contributions. International Life Sciences Institute International Food Biotechnology Committee Task Force members Diana Arias and Matthias Pohl (BASF Plant Science), Wim Broothaerts (Pioneer Hi-Bred International), J. Austin Burns and Linda Lahman (Monsanto Company), Penny L. Hunst (Bayer CropScience), Catherine Kramer and Henry-York Steiner (Syngenta Biotechnology), Greg Orr and Laura Tagliani (Dow AgroSciences), and Lynne Underhill (Health Canada) have provided thoughtful comments and written text during this project. The Task Force also thanks International Life Sciences Institute staff membersMarci Levine and KateWalker for their efforts in seeing this project to completion. We also acknowledge the assistance of Christina West (Editorial Services) and Virginia M. Peschke (Oakside Editorial Services) in the preparation of this paper. The authors and Task Force members would also like to thank the following individuals for participating in the review process and for providing many constructive comments and suggestions: R. Ariel Alvarez-Morales (Inter-Secretarial Commission on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms); Kent Bradford, (University of California, Davis); Tom Clemente (University of Nebraska–Lincoln); Andrew Cockburn (Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle); John Doebley (University of Wisconsin– Madison); Marc Ghislain (International Potato Center); Manjit Singh Kang (Punjab Agricultural University); Hae-Yeong Kim (Kyung Hee University); Ib Knudsen (Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Denmark); Brian Larkins (University of Arizona); SukHa Lee (Seoul National University); Jorge E. Mayer (Grains Research & Development Corporation); Brian Miki (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada); Bernd Mueller- Roeber (University of Potsdam); Rita Mumm, (University of Illinois); JimPeacock (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Plant Industry– Black Mountain); Tom Peterson (Iowa State University); Ronald Phillips (University ofMinnesota); Holger Puchta (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology); and Wynand van der Walt (FoodNCropBio Facilitation and Consulting Services).
Author Affiliation: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Wilmington, Delaware 19880
Subjects: Agricultural Engineering
Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 06:54
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2012 06:55
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.112.204271
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8983

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