> EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 2 September 1998 at 13:00:00 ET US
> Contact: Sharon Parmet
> (773) 702-6241
> University of Chicago Medical Center
> Engineered Plants May Spread Genes To Weeds
> For example, corn, which is a grass, can cross with
> timothy grass, an abundant weed. If the corn contains
> a gene that confers resistance to a pesticide, the
> resultant "weedy" hybrid may become a pesticide-resistant
> nuisance that can compete with crops for water and nutrients.
I didn't know that corn can successfully cross with temperate grasses
such as timothy. Do you have any documentation about this?
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