International Sugar Journal

Sugarcane sexual reproduction in a commercial environment: Research to underpin regulatory decisions for genetically modified sugarcane † [Full subscriber]

Research and development into sugarcane improvement via genetic modification (GM) continues and worldwide, the effort is expanding through interest from large international corporations. Large multinational companies involved in the development and introduction of GM technology in other GM crops are now making alliances and investment in sugarcane. The increasing interest in GM sugarcane research and development has encouraged us to understand sugarcane in the context of the regulatory frameworks that will have to be passed prior to approval for commercial release of GM sugarcane. We have identified and quantified the sexual life cycle of sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrids) in commercial…

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