Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 38 - 38.3 - Concept Check - Page 838: 3


Inheritance of chloroplast genes from the male parent would mean that transgenes would travel with pollen, allowing for a much higher probability of transgene escape, especially in wind-pollinated crops.

Work Step by Step

Review pp.833-834 on transgene escape, and you will see that which parent passes on chloroplast genes has a big effect on transgene escape since the female parent’s gametes stay on the plant while the pollen parent can widely broadcast its gametes/any transgene inherited through it.
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