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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2011, Santiago, AP 35

    Sustainable wood supply from natural forests and woodlands versus deforestation for alternative wood supplies

    GELDENHUYS C.J.
    Stellenbosch University, Dept. of Forest & Wood Science, Pretoria, South Africa
    Harvesting poles for construction of homes and fences had been a traditional practice for centuries in many parts of Africa. The need for poles of specific dimensions and form in the growing and curing of tobacco added to this pressure on the natural...
  4. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, Bucharest, 2003, PPOST 10

    Molecular characterisation of different transgene events using cured tobacco leaf samples

    WAN Xiuqing; TUERCK J.; DAVENPORT S.; COLE J.; MAUNDERS M.
    Advanced Technologies Ltd., Cambridge, UK
    When a sample is found to be positive during routine GM tobacco (GMT) testing, a PCR analysis for other specific genes used in GM tobacco, such as TMV-CP, CMV-CP, Bt-cryIA(C), will usually be carried out. Often it is not possible to distinguish...