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  1. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2012, 66, abstr. 04

    Past, present and future approaches for reducing cadmium content in tobacco leaves

    MANOHAR M.(1,2); SHIGAKI T.(3); SHIGAKI L.(3);HIRSCHI K.D.(1,2)
    (1) United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA; (2) Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; (3) Papua New Guinea National Agricultural Research Institute, Papua, New Guinea
    Contamination of soils by heavy metals such as cadmium is of great concern for global agricultural practices and human health. To overcome the toxic effects of heavy metals, plants have evolved various mechanisms such as reduced intake of toxic metals, ...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2011, Santiago, AP 03

    Lowering TSNAs through nitrite reductase activity

    DAVENPORT S.E.; FORSYTH K.; TULLY L.; LISTER R.; LE LAY P.; MAUNDERS M.; SANCHEZ-TAMBURRINO J.P.
    Advanced Technologies Ltd., Cambridge, UK (holding of British American Tobacco Ltd.)
    Tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) are compounds in tobacco that have been shown to be carcinogenic. TSNAs are formed by the nitrosation of tobacco alkaloids with the main nitrosating agent believed to be nitrite. High levels of nitrate accumulation ...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2011, Santiago, AP 27

    Tobacco Biotechnology: a tool for business solutions

    SANCHEZ-TAMBURRINO J.P.; EDWARDS K.; JONES L.; DAVENPORT S.E.
    Advanced Technologies Ltd., Cambridge, UK (holding of British American Tobacco Ltd.)
    Over the past 20 years, genetic modification and molecular breeding has been successfully used in many different crops to provide agronomic advantages (i.e., herbicide resistance, insect tolerance). However there are many other areas where it can be used ...