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NOT Open Access | A Genetically Modified Anti-Plasmodium Bacterium Is Harmless to the Foragers of the Stingless Bee Partamona helleri

July 13, 2021 - 15:06 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Viana TA, Barbosa WF, Jojoa LLB, Bernardes RC, da Silva JS, Jacobs-Lorena M, Martins GF
Reference: 
Microb Ecol. 2021 Jul 7. doi: 10.1007/s00248-021-01805-9

Paratransgenesis consists of genetically engineering an insect symbiont to control vector-borne diseases. Biosafety assessments are a prerequisite for the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Assessments rely on the measurement of the possible impacts of GMOs on different organisms, including beneficial organisms, such as pollinators.

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