Plant xenogenic expression

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Authors
  1. Kawchuk, L.M.
  2. Nagata, L.P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Lethbridge Research Centre, Lethbridge ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The objective of this report is to bring to light the current state of plant biotechnology, and to evaluate implications that may impact potential BW threats. The mechanism of xenogenic gene expression in plants is reviewed, along with examples of vaccines and antibodies which have been produced in plants. The economics and virtually unlimited quantities of material that can be produced, are the principle advantages of this eucaryotic expression system. The potential to use plants as a production system for biological toxins is a concern that warrants more detailed analysis.
Keywords
Plant biotechnology;Plant genetic engineering;Virus resistance;Potato;Tobacco;Nicotiana;Solanum tuberosum
Report Number
DRES-TM-2000-049 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2000
Number of Pages
60
DSTKIM No
CA010603
CANDIS No
515270
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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