Gene flow between crops and their wild relatives meike s andersson and m carmen de vicente 2010 the johns hopkins university press gene flow from domesticated plants to free growing relatives was a rather trivial issue before the advent of transgenic crops. The work summarizes both state of the art knowledge and research gaps related to gene flow and introgression between crops and their wild relatives the information is based on a comprehensive review of the relevant scientific and technical literature it emphasizes gene transfer from gm crops to wild species rather than between different cultivars ie from gm to conventional varieties of . This comprehensive volume provides the scientific basis for assessing the likelihood of gene flow between twenty important crops and their wild relatives the crops discussed include both major. Gene flow between crops and their wild relatives is an important process that has strong implications both for conservation of genetic diversity and for plant breeding
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