GM maize from site-specific recombination technology, what next?

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2007 Apr;18(2):115-20. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2007.02.004. Epub 2007 Mar 13.


The term plant genetic engineering has long conveyed a highly efficient and precise process for the manipulation of plant genomes. For nearly two decades, research on recombinase-based applications has steadily advanced the surgical capabilities of plant genome rearrangements. Once considered interesting laboratory exercises, a first crop plant derived from this type of DNA acrobatics is heading to market. Originally configured for a specific application, to remove a selectable marker, it could be the first of more to come - and not just market-free plants.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture / trends
  • Biotechnology / trends*
  • Forecasting
  • Gene Transfer Techniques
  • Genetic Engineering / trends*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genome, Plant
  • Mutagenesis, Site-Directed / trends*
  • Plants, Genetically Modified / genetics*
  • Plastids / genetics*
  • Recombination, Genetic / genetics*
  • Transgenes / genetics
  • Zea mays / genetics*


  • Genetic Markers