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Environmental safety assessment of plants expressing RNAi for pest control

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  • Salvatore Arpaia, ENEA National Agency for new Technologies, Energy and Environment, Research Centre Trisaia, Italy
  • Olivier Christiaens, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Paul Henning Krogh
  • Kimberly M. Parker, Washington University St. Louis, United States
  • Jeremy B. Sweet, JT Environmental Consultants Ltd, Cambridge, UK, United Kingdom

This chapter focuses on the importance of problem formulation (PF) in the environmental risk assessment process, which involves the identification of the possible hazards associated with a stressor, i.e. transgenic RNAi expressing plants or RNAi-based pesticides. The risk hypotheses developed from the PF that can be used to hypothesize pathways to risk and support the design of experimental studies to determine environmental impacts are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRNAi for Plant Improvement and Protection
EditorsBruno Mezzetti, Jeremy Sweet, Lorenzo Burgos
Number of pages14
Place of publicationWallingford
PublisherCABI Publishing
Publication yearMar 2021
ISBN (print)9781789248890
ISBN (electronic)9781789248913, 9781789248806
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

    Research areas

  • Biosafety, Environmental impact, Gene silencing, Genes, Genetic transformation, Genetically engineered organisms, Hazards, Identification, Impact, Nucleotide sequences, Pest control, Pesticides, RNA interference, Risk assessment, Transgenic plants

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