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Study of the biosafety of genetically modified soybean in the center of its origin and diversity in the Far East of the Russian Federation


Wild soybean (Glycine soja Sieb. and Zucc.) is the nearest relative of cultivated soybean (G. max (L.) Merr.). Study of the population genetic structure of wild-growing relatives of genetically modified (GM) plants in the centers of their origin is one of the main procedures before introduction of GM crops in these areas. We studied the genetic variability of nine wild-growing soya populations of Primorskii krai using RAPD analysis. The level of genetic variability of G. soja was considerably higher than that of G. max. We analyzed phylogenetic relationships in the genus Glycine subgenus Soja using RAPD markers. Our data confirm the validity of allocation to G. gracilis of the rank of species.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Nedoluzhko, D.B. Dorokhov, 2007, published in Tsitologiya i Genetika, 2007, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 72–81.

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Nedoluzhko, A.V., Dorokhov, D.B. Study of the biosafety of genetically modified soybean in the center of its origin and diversity in the Far East of the Russian Federation. Cytol. Genet. 41, 190–198 (2007).

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  • Wild Soybean
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