What is the difference between an F1 hybrid and a GM plant?
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN F1 HYBRIDS AND GM IS THE METHOD USED TO...
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B4FA 2012 Uganda: Difference between GM and F1 hybrids - Claudia Canales

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Presentation by Dr Claudia Canales Holzeis, B4FA
Delivered at the B4FA Media Dialogue Workshop, Kampala, Uganda - November 2012
www.b4fa.org

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B4FA 2012 Uganda: Difference between GM and F1 hybrids - 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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