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Ruth C Martin

Research Molecular Biologist

 Dr. Ruth Martin, Research Molecular Biologist


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The production of genetically modified grasses requires risk assessment and ecological impact analyses. Most grasses are open cross-pollinating plants and thus provide an excellent model system for gene flow studies within and among plant populations. 



The impact of transgene flow to wild-type related species on ecological systems is a major public concern. My research program has three major objectives:



  • Develop an efficient in-house transformation system for Lolium species 
  • Identify methods and approaches that limit transgene escape from genetically modified grasses
  • Evaluate transgene stability in grasses and methods for enhancing it. 


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