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Re: transgenic wheat



agnes.ricroch@esv.u-psud.fr (Agnès Ricroch) wrote:

> We would like to know if transgenic wheat varieties are available around the
> world (with a transgene controling starch quality).

Searching for "transgenic wheat" in the genetech archive 
(http://gen.free.de/wgindex.html) i found that Novartis and Monsanto developed 
transgenic wheat varietes. Novartis was the first company with a patent for 
transgenic wheat. The mentioned genetically traits inserted are 
fungal and heribicide resistance. Probably there are more but starch quality
seems still to complicated to influence.

Source:
http://gen.free.de/gentech/1997/8.96-5.97/msg00094.html
http://gen.free.de/gentech/1998/Mar-May/msg00005.html


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