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Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms, Volume 2

OECD Consensus Documents

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These OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents identify elements of scientific information used in the environmental safety and risk assessment of transgenic organisms which are common to OECD member countries.  This is intended to encourage information sharing and prevent duplication of effort among countries. This book offers ready access to those consensus documents which have been published thus far. As such, it should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic crops, regulators in national authorities as well as the wider scientific community. More information on the OECD's work related to the biosafety of transgenic organisms is found at BioTrack Online (http://www.oecd.org/biotrack).

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Section 6 - Stone Fruits (PRUNUS SPP.)

The genus of Prunus sensu latu comprises more domesticated (also cultivated) species of temperate fruits than the other genera in the family of Rosaceae (Malus, Pyrus, Sorbus, Cydonia, Rubus, Fragaria). One of the obvious reasons for the abundant domestication might have been the coincidence between the location of the centre of variability of Prunus and the site of human evolution and/or of the first ancient high civilisations of human history.

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