Week of February 27th - March 4th
Expression pattern and, surprisingly, gene length shape codon usage in Caenorhabditis, Drosophila, and Arabidopsis , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 96(8):4482-4487, April 13, 1999.
Strong host resistance targeted against a viral suppressor of the plant gene silencing defence mechanism, The EMBO Journal, 18:2683-2691, 1999.
Plant gene silencing regularized, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95:13349-13351, November 1998.
Transcriptional and Posttranscriptional Plant Gene Silencing in Response to a Pathogen, Science, 279(5359):2113-2115, March 2, 1998.
Promoter activity associated with the intergenic regions of banana bunchy top virus DNA-1 to -6 in transgenic tobacco and banana cells, Journal of General Virology, 79:2301-2311, 1998.
Evolution of codon usage bias in Drosophila , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94:7784-7790, July 1997.
A Similarity Between Viral Defense and Gene Silencing in Plants, Science, 276(5318):1558-1560, June 6, 1997.
Consistent gene silencing in transgenic plants expressing a replicating potato virus X RNA, The EMBO Journal, 16(12):3675-3684, 1997.
The movement proteins of cowpea mosaic virus and cauliflower mosaic virus induce tubular structures in plant and insect cells, Journal of General Virology, 77:2857-2864, 1996.
Reduction of coproporphyrinogen oxidase level by antisense RNA synthesis leads to deregulated gene expression of plastid proteins and affects the oxidative defense system, The EMBO Journal, 14:3712-320, 1995.
Possible involvement of cell fusion and viral recombination in generation of human immunodeficiency virus variants that display dual resistance to AZT and 3TC, Journal of General Virology, 76:2601-2605, 1995.
Variation in biological properties of cauliflower mosaic virus clones, Journal of General Virology, 75:3137-3145, 1994.
A member of the tomato Pto gene family confers sensitivity to fenthion resulting in rapid cell death, The Plant Cell,6:1543-1552, 1994.
Roles of Selection and Recombination in the Evolution of Type I Restriction-Modification Systems in Enterobacteria, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 89:9836-9840, 1992.
Gene Silencing in a Polyploid Homosporous Fern: Paleopolyploidy Revisited, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 88:1602-1605, 1991.
Genomic homologous recombination in planta, The EMBO Journal, 10:1571-1578, 1991.
Binding of wheat and chicken high mobility group chromosomal proteins to DNA and to wheat and chicken mononucleosomes, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 265(17):9771-9777, June 1990.
Rate of gene silencing at duplicate loci: a theoretical study and interpretation of data from tetraploid fishes, Genetics, 95:237-258, 1980.
Science, Precaution and Food Safety: How Can We Do Better?, A discussion paper for the US Codex Delegation, Edward Groth III, Ph.D., February 2000 (PDF 132K)
Monitoring and Labeling for Genetically Modified Products, Science, 287:431-432. January 21, 2000.
Are GMOs essential for effective sustainable agriculture in a hungry world?, Mark Griffiths, Environmental Spokesman of the Natural Law Party (UK), January 12, 2000.
Europe lifts patent embargo on transgenic plants and animals..., Nature 403:3, January 6, 2000.
...as US tightens up on 'speculative' claims, Nature, 403:3, January 6, 2000.
Natural Transformation of Acinetobacter sp. Strain BD413 with Cell Lysates of Acinetobacter sp., Pseudomonas fluorescens, and Burkholderia cepacia in Soil Microcosms, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 66(1):206-212, January 2000.
Defining the world's public property, A comprehensive discussion of patents and intellectual property issues, Le Monde diplomatique, January, 2000.
Food Safety of GM Crops in Canada: Toxicity and Allerginicity, E. Ann Clark, 2000.
Crops without profit: Britain is paying an extraordinary price for its agriculture, New Scientist, December 18, 1999.
CONTROVERSY OF THE YEAR: GM Foods Under Attack, Science, December 17, 1999.
Possible ecological risks of transgenic organism release when transgenes affect mating success: Sexual selection and the Trojan gene hypothesis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 96(24):13853-13856 November 23, 1999.
Relative Values: Crossing rice with its wild cousins works wonders, New Scientist, November 17, 1999.
Protein tags enhance GFP folding in eukaryotic cells, Nature Biotechnology, 17:1046, November 1999.
On Your Markers: New ways of engineering plants could win over sceptics, New Scientist, November 20, 1999.
Evidence that a plant virus switched hosts to infect a vertebrate and then recombined with a vertebrate-infecting virus, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 96(14):8022-8027, July 6, 1999.
Fungi have sexual relations with other sorts, Wageningen International Studies Paper (Wisp'r), Issue 17 : 02, May 20, 1999.
Unpalatable truths, discussion of testing systems for food, New Scientist, 17 April 1999.
Monitoring field releases of genetically modified sugar beets for persistence of transgenic plant DNA and horizontal gene transfer, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 28(3):261-272, March 1, 1999.
Mass migration of a group I intron: Promiscuity on a grand scale, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95:14003-14005, November 1998.
Explosive invasion of plant mitochondria by a group I intron, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95:14244-14249, November 1998.
Transformation of Acinetobacter sp. Strain BD413 by Transgenic Sugar Beet DNA, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 64(4):1550-1554, April 1998.
Gene Technology and Gene Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Mae-Wan Ho's key paper on the role of biotechnology in the spread of infecious diseases, Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, 10:33-59, 1998.
Bacteria gone native vs. bacteria gone awry?: Plasmidic transfer and bacterial evolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94: 5501-5503, May 1997.
Rhizobium gone native: Unexpected plasmid stability of indigenous Rhizobium leguminosarum, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94: 5483-5488, May 1997.
The Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac toxin-induced permeability change in Manduca sexta midgut brush border membrane vesicles proceeds by more than one mechanism, Journal of Cell Science, 110:3099-3104, 1997.
Global Review of Commercialized Transgenic Crops: 1998, ISAAA Briefs, No. 8-99.
IISD Analysis of Cartagena Protocol
High-Yield Production of a Human Therapeutic Protein in Tobacco Chloroplasts, (abstract), Nature Biotechnology, Volume 18, Number 3: 333-338
New Type of Gene Engineering Is Aimed at Sidestepping Critics, Newly discovered genetic similarities between rice and corn may open the door for a new kind of GE research, The New York Times, February 29, 2000.
Consumer groups in Japan ask Australia and New Zealand farmers and agribusiness to segregate GMO foods, MEDIA ALERT: Open letter to Farmers: Codex NGO Forum in Japan, February 2000
Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue Organics Resolution, National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, February 2000
Global Issues in Agricultural Research, Volume 1, Issue #2, November 15, 1998 (pdf)
Special Report on the Asilomar 25th Anniversary Symposium, Proceedinga of the conference held February 2000 on the anniversary of the historic 1975 Asilomar agreement to examine the ethics of genetic engineering and human germline research, Techno-Eugenics Email List Newsletter Number 6, February 28, 2000.
Haste Gave Private Sector Control Over Research: Government Gave Away Biotech Farm, Winnipeg Free Press, February 24, 2000.
Germany bans Novartis bt corn in move to protect public health, environment, Greenpeace Press Release, February 16, 2000.
New biosafety treaty is a positive, though imperfect, step; Article on the Cartagena Protocol, Ventura County Star, February 11, 2000.
Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor, report of CGIAR meeting at the World Bank in November, 1999.
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