The 'Terminator Gene' and Other Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) in Crops

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Plant Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) are a group of complex genetic transformations that insert a genetic "on-off switch" in plants to prevent the unauthorized use of genetic traits contained within. GURTs are one of the latest bioengineering products developed for agriculture, with over 30 patents issued in the United States and Europe since 1997. The current state of biotechnology may allow GURTs to be introduced into the commercial seed market in the next 5 to 7 years

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Segarra, Alejandro E. & Rawson, Jean M. October 21, 1999.

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Plant Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) are a group of complex genetic transformations that insert a genetic "on-off switch" in plants to prevent the unauthorized use of genetic traits contained within. GURTs are one of the latest bioengineering products developed for agriculture, with over 30 patents issued in the United States and Europe since 1997. The current state of biotechnology may allow GURTs to be introduced into the commercial seed market in the next 5 to 7 years

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Segarra, Alejandro E. & Rawson, Jean M. The 'Terminator Gene' and Other Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) in Crops, report, October 21, 1999; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs834/: accessed May 15, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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