Spontaneous gene flow from rapeseed (Brassica napus) to wild Brassica oleracea

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dc.contributor.author Ford, Caroline S.
dc.contributor.author J Allainguillaume, Joel
dc.contributor.author Allender, Charlotte J.
dc.contributor.author Cuccato, Giulia
dc.contributor.author Grilli-Chantler, Phil
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T11:40:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T11:40:08Z
dc.date.issued 2006-12-22
dc.identifier.citation Ford , C S , J Allainguillaume , J , Allender , C J , Cuccato , G , Grilli-Chantler , P & Wilkinson , M J 2006 , ' Spontaneous gene flow from rapeseed (Brassica napus) to wild Brassica oleracea ' Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , pp. 3111-3115 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2954
dc.identifier.other PURE: 91515
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1524
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1524
dc.identifier.uri http://www.journals.royalsoc.ac.uk/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.3686 en
dc.description Caroline S. Ford, Joël Allainguillaume, Phil Grilli-Chantler, Giulia Cuccato, Charlotte J. Allender, Mike J. Wilkinson (2006). Spontaneous gene flow from rapeseed (Brassica napus) to wild Brassica oleracea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273 (1605) 3111-3115. Sponsorship: EU / BBSRC / NERC RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Research on the environmental risks of gene flow from genetically modified (GM) crops to wild relatives has traditionally emphasized recipients yielding most hybrids. For GM rapeseed (Brassica napus), interest has centred on the ‘frequently hybridizing’ Brassica rapa over relatives such as Brassica oleracea, where spontaneous hybrids are unreported in the wild. In two sites, where rapeseed and wild B. oleracea grow together, we used flow cytometry and crop-specific microsatellite markers to identify one triploid F1 hybrid, together with nine diploid and two near triploid introgressants. Given the newly discovered capacity for spontaneous introgression into B. oleracea, we then surveyed associated flora and fauna to evaluate the capacity of both recipients to harm cohabitant species with acknowledged conservational importance. Only B. oleracea occupies rich communities containing species afforded legislative protection; these include one rare micromoth species that feeds on B. oleracea and warrants further assessment. We conclude that increased attention should now focus on B. oleracea and similar species that yield few crop-hybrids, but possess scope to affect rare or endangered associates. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences en
dc.title Spontaneous gene flow from rapeseed (Brassica napus) to wild Brassica oleracea en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2006.3686
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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