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Safety assessment of the bacillus thuringiensis transgenic rice expressing Cry1C protein in China

He, Qingqing (2015) Safety assessment of the bacillus thuringiensis transgenic rice expressing Cry1C protein in China. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a bacterium that has been used as a biological pest control for a long time. The Cry1C protein expressed by Bt genes are toxic to specific species of rice insects. Although Bt transgenic crops have been widely planted, the potential health risk to human beings still remains a concern. The rice line expressing Cry1C protein is currently undergoing risk assessment. Based on the literature reviewed, it cannot be concluded the Cry1C protein in the Bt transgenic rice is safe. In addition to the environmental issues, it is important to consider the public health relevance, such as food allergies, toxicology and genetic mutation. Further research is needed before this rice line gets biosafety certification.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
He, Qingqing
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.eduJIMMYPUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGuclu, Hasanguclu@pitt.eduGUCLUUNSPECIFIED
Date: 16 April 2015
Date Type: Submission
Defense Date: 2015
Submission Date: 6 April 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bt, transgenic, rice, Cry1C, protein, food, safety, ecological, impact
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 19:23
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:00
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/24508

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