SCIE 1P50 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Percy Schmeiser, Herbicide, Aquadvantage Salmon
Scie 1p50 lecture #13 wednesday, october 26th, 2016. Before the flood wednesday november 2nd in lecture; 11-12:30. Resistance: planting refuges of non-bt crops near bt crops in the field is the primary strategy of delaying insect resistance. Increase number of bt genes homozygous: pyramid stacking using other bt toxins, a way to input other bt toxins. Ge arctic granny smith apple: okanagan specialty fruits, canadian approval march 2015, non-browning. Ge arctic apple: the genes which produce the enzyme that causes the browning are switched off silenced. Ge arctic fuji apple: us fuji non-browning apple, us approval september 2016, ready for test marketing 2017. Ge innate potato: us potato reduced browning when cut and less visible bruising, ready for test marketing 2017. Impacts of ge crops typical criticisms: dangerous to human health, escaping transgenes could pollute ecosystems and damage non-target organisms.