Molecular Strategies for Addressing Gene Flow Problems and Their Potential Applications in Abiotic Stress Tolerant Transgenic Plants
  • 【DOI】

    10.1080/07352689.2014.870414

  • 【摘要】

    Transgenic plant technology provides a powerful tool to improve abiotic stress tolerance of crop plants. However, introgression of stress tolerance genes into weedy relatives may increase the potentia... 展开>>Transgenic plant technology provides a powerful tool to improve abiotic stress tolerance of crop plants. However, introgression of stress tolerance genes into weedy relatives may increase the potential for persistence and invasiveness, resulting in undesirable ecological consequences. A variety of gene confinement strategies have been developed to reduce unwanted transgene movement. In this review, we discuss some of these strategies, such as male and female sterility, GeneSafe?, parthenocarpy, chloroplast transformation and gene deletor technologies. In the case of the gene deletor technology, all transgenes from pollen, seeds, fruits or other organs may be eliminated once the transgene functions are no longer needed at the stage when the presence of the transgene becomes a cause for ecological or public concern. The gene deletor and other technologies can be useful to reduce unintended dispersal of stress tolerance genes and thus may facilitate commercialization of transgenic crops with enhanced tolerance to abiotic stresses. 收起<<

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  • 【刊期】

    Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 2014年2-3期

  • 【语种】

    eng