Re﹕ Plant Conservation & GMOs

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:23:08 PST
I wonder that if varieties which are derived from physical and chemical mutagenesis, or somaclonal variation, are acceptable for the people who refuse GMO or prefer heirloom varieties. Because the mutation may introduce the gene which never exist in any creature before. (Most GMOs are using the gene among the creatures at least.)

FAO /IAEA Mutant Variety Database
There are several geophytes genus which have records in the database such as Achimenes sp., Alstroemeria sp., Begonia sp., Canna indica L. ,Curcuma domestica Val., Dahlia sp.,Gladiolus sp., Iris sp.,Lilium sp., Tulipa sp. in the database.


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