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Dangerous Liaisons: When Cultivated Plants Mate with their Wild Relatives

"Everyone interested in the effects of cropping on plant biodiversity, the evolution of weeds and the risks of GM crops should read this book. Critics and supporters of transgenic crops will continue to debate whether the relatively benign environmental and agronomic disadvantages of GM crops have been due to largely to luck or to an adequate regulatory system. Ellstrand reminds us in detail that the reliability of future successes depends on more careful risk assessment of hybridization with wild relatives."

Reference: Nature 427, 395 (2004)
 
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