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Potential use of an arthropod database to support the non-target risk assessment and monitoring of transgenic plants

Abstract : Worldwide, plants obtained through genetic modification are subject to a risk analysis and regulatory approval before they can enter the market. An area of concern addressed in environmental risk assessments is the potential of genetically modified (GM) plants to adversely affect non-target arthropods and the valued ecosystem services they provide. Environmental risk assessments are conducted case-by-case for each GM plant taking into account the plant species, its trait(s), the receiving environments into which the GM plant is to be released and its intended uses, and the combination of these characteristics. To facilitate the non-target risk assessment of GM plants, information on arthropods found in relevant agro-ecosystems in Europe has been compiled in a publicly available database of bio-ecological information during a project commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Using different hypothetical GM maize case studies, we demonstrate how the information contained in the database can assist in identifying valued species that may be at risk and in selecting suitable species for laboratory testing, higher-tier studies, as well as post-market environmental monitoring.
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Joerg Romeis, Michael Meissle, Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme, Franz Bigler, David Bohan, et al.. Potential use of an arthropod database to support the non-target risk assessment and monitoring of transgenic plants. Transgenic Research, Springer Verlag, 2014, 23 (6), pp.995-1013. ⟨10.1007/s11248-014-9791-2⟩. ⟨hal-02640836⟩

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