Modified genes can distort wild cotton’s interactions with insects (sciencenews)

In Mexico, acquired herbicide resistance and insecticide genes can disrupt cotton’s ecosystem. [...] “These are profoundly interesting effects,” says Norman Ellstrand, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California. “It’s the first case that really suggests that a whole ecosystem can be disrupted” after transgenes enter a wild population.

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