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This paper reports on a review of literature in the form of academic papers and published research on ethical and consumer issues for GM crops in North America, with particular emphasis on GM wheat. The issues raised in these papers and the findings and arguments posed by the authors are...
Competition with weeds decreases crop yields globally. Breeding for competitive ability against elevated weed pressure can be difficult because the selection for specific traits which contribute to competitive ability may result in yield losses. The widely studied International Triticeae Mapping...
Co-Fermentation of Wheat and Whey Permeate for Ethanol Production and Chemical Characteristics of the Resulting Dried Distillers' Grains with SolublesDownload
The vast majority of global bio-ethanol production uses food crops as the primary feedstocks, which leads to the high dependence of ethanol production cost on the price of the crop-based carbon resources. The demand, and interests, to use cheaper non-crop-based carbon sources for the ethanol...
Design and analysis of population demographic experiments for use in environmental risk assessments for genetically modified cropsDownload
Genetically modified crops with putative fitness-enhancing traits are being field-tested throughout Canada and the world, but robust methods with which to compare their fitness with conventional cultivars are lacking. Additionally, field analyses of GM crops in non-agricultural areas are...
Differential aluminum tolerance of high-yielding, early maturing Canadian wheat cultivars and germplasmDownload
Twenty-eight spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) cultivars were tested for tolerance to aluminum (Al) using solution culture techniques. Fourteen of these cultivars were also grown in the fietd under two different management levels, Conventional and Intensive Crop Management (ICM), to determine...
Differential exudation of polypeptides by roots of aluminum-resistant and aluminum-sensitive cultivars of Triticum aestivum L. in response to aluminum stressDownload
Cultivars of Triticum aestivum differing in resistance to Al were grown under aseptic conditions in the presence and absence of Al and polypeptides present in root exudates were collected, concentrated, and analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Upon exposure to...
Quantitative information on the uptake and distribution of Al at the cellular level is required to understand mechanisms of Al toxicity, but direct measurement of uptake across the plasma membrane has remained elusive. We measured rates of Al transport across membranes in single cells of Chara...
This thesis evaluates economic impact of adoption of crops developed by means of modern genomic tools. The economic impact of these improved crops is looked at from two different angles: the welfare implications from trading improved crops on the world market, and the benefits of adopting...