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Engineering Male Sterility or Non-Transgenic Pollen by Pollen-Specific Expression of a Restriction Enzyme

The present invention relates to methods of blocking or reducing genetically modified plant (GMO) pollen flow using a “non-lethal” approach. In this aspect, at least one transgenic polynucleotide of interest is linked to a pollen-ablation construct as described herein. The pollen-ablation construct contains a polynucleotide encoding a restriction enzyme that renders the transgenic pollen unable to fertilize a sexually compatible ovule.


ID: PD08094

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  • University of Tennessee
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