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What is the difference between an F1 hybrid and a GM plant?
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B4FA 2012 Tanzania: The difference between GM and F1 hybrid plants - Claudia Canales

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Presentation at the November 2012 dialogue workshop of the Biosciences for Farming in Africa media fellowship programme in Arusha, Tanzania.

Please see www.b4fa.org for more information

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B4FA 2012 Tanzania: The difference between GM and F1 hybrid plants - Claudia Canales

  1. 1. What is the difference between an F1 hybrid and a GM plant? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN F1 HYBRIDS AND GM IS THE METHOD USED TO DEVELOP THEM- NOT WHAT THE FINAL PRODUCT IS!! F1 Hybrid GM line + Parent 1 (disease resistant) X Parent 2 CROSS Gene of interest (disease resitance) Variety under improvement Genetic modification (Agrobacterium transformation or gene gun) F1 hybrid (progeny of the cross: disease resistant) GM line (disease resistant)

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