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A study of seed viability following consumption by birds

Woodgate, Joseph L., Steadman, Kathryn J. and Buchanan, Katherine L. 2011, A study of seed viability following consumption by birds, [Office of the Gene Technology Regulator], [Melbourne, Vic.].

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Title A study of seed viability following consumption by birds
Author(s) Woodgate, Joseph L.
Steadman, Kathryn J.
Buchanan, Katherine L.ORCID iD for Buchanan, Katherine L. orcid.org/0000-0002-6648-5819
Publication date 2011-06-30
Total pages 42 p.
Publisher [Office of the Gene Technology Regulator]
Place of publication [Melbourne, Vic.]
Summary This project aimed to quantify the potential for wild birds to spread genetically modified seeds from their area of planting to adjacent areas, through ingestion and transport in the gut (endozoochorous transmission). We addressed this by assessing whether seed viability was affected by passage through the avian gut. We sought to address this question by testing the effects of ingestion of a number of key agricultural crops by three common wild bird pest species.
Language eng
Field of Research 100105 Genetically Modified Field Crops and Pasture
060202 Community Ecology (excl Invasive Species Ecology)
050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
Socio Economic Objective 960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland
HERDC Research category A6.1 Research report/technical paper
ERA Research output type Not-For-Profit
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065121

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