Submitted to: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/13/2007
Publication Date: 4/18/2007
Citation: Ow, D.W. 2007. GM Maize from Site-Specific Recombination Technology, What Next? Current Opinion in Biotechnology 18(2):115-20. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The term plant genetic engineering has long conveyed a highly efficient and precise process for the manipulation of plant genomes. For nearly two decades, research on recombinase-based applications has steadily advanced the surgical capabilities of plant genome rearrangements. Once considered interesting laboratory exercises, a first crop plant derived from this type of DNA acrobatics is heading to market. Originally configured for a specific application, to remove a selectable marker, it could be the first of more to come - and not just market-free plants.