Bio 110 GMO Presentation - which new genes move to wild...

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GM Food and The Environment The crops might serve as conduits through which new genes move to wild plants which could then become weeds Crops engineered to produce viruses could facilitate the creation of new more virulent viruses more widely spread Plants engineered to express potentially toxic substances could present risks to other organisms like birds or deer Crops might initiate perturbation that may have effects that ripple through an ecosystem in ways that are difficult to predict The crops might threaten centers of crop diversity
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Biotech risks: Weeds Wild Plants gain advantage The crops might serve as conduits through
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Unformatted text preview: which new genes move to wild plants which could then become weeds Bt. Crops life span is short lived Biotech risks: Viruses Crops might initiate perturbation that may have effects that ripple through an ecosystem in ways that are difficult to predict Crops engineered to produce viruses could facilitate the creation of new more virulent viruses more widely spread The crops might threaten centers of crop diversity Biotech risks: Organisms Plants engineered to express potentially toxic substances could present risks to other organisms Bt crops indirectly affect beneficial insects Monarch Butterflies...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2009 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Monger during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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