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PLANT SCIENCES: Super Sunflowers--Stopping the Rot?

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. One of the major concerns about genetically modified crops is that the transgene could escape into wild plant populations, imbuing them with greater reproductive fitness and resulting in so-called "superweeds." In his Perspective, Heritage discusses new work (Burke and Rieseberg) that takes a first step toward answering the question of whether transgenes confer a reproductive fitness advantage on host plants.

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue, Review
Audience Level: High school upper division 11-12, Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate

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Authors and Editors: John Heritage of Division of Microbiology, University of Leeds
Publisher: AAAS
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