Technical Report

Land-use, Bioenergy and Agro-biotechnology

August 2008

Les Levidov (Open University) and Helena Paul (Econexus)

GM-Gene Flow (b)

Horizontal gene transfer of viral inserts from GM plants to viruses

February 2004

by Jonathan Latham and Ricarda Steinbrecher

It is our conclusion that too little is known at present about the evolution, ecology, biochemistry and pathogenicity of viruses to allay the concerns about horizontal gene transfer (HGT) from plants containing viral transgenes.

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