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    • Background, current status and future prospects of transgenic crop plant development 

      Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Peremartí, Ariadna; Naqvi, Shaista; Ramessar, Koreen; Gómez Galera, Sonia; Christou, Paul (Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Secció de Ciències i Tecnologia, 2007)
      Les plantes transgèniques són una part integral de l’agricultura contemporània. Durant l’any 2006 més de noranta milions d’hectàrees de plantes transgèniques van ser cultivades en vint-i-un països. Des de la comercialització ...
    • Calling the tunes on transgenic crops: the case for regulatory harmony 

      Ramessar, Koreen; Capell Capell, Teresa; Twyman, Richard M.; Quemada, Hector; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2009)
      Genetically modified (GM) crops are now grown commercially in 23 countries, with another 29 granting approval for import and release into the environment. Despite the socio-economic and environmental benefits of the ...
    • Cyanovirin-N produced in rice endosperm offers effective pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV-1BaL infection in vitro 

      Vamvaka, Evangelia; Evans, Abbey; Ramessar, Koreen; Krumpe, L. R. H.; Shattock, Robin J.; O’Keefe, Barry R.; Christou, Paul; Capell Capell, Teresa (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016)
      Cyanovirin-N (CV-N) is a lectin with potent antiviral activity that has been proposed as a component of microbicides for the prevention of infection with Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The production of protein-based ...
    • High-value products from transgenic maize 

      Naqvi, Shaista; Ramessar, Koreen; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2011)
      Maize (also known as corn) is a domesticated cereal grain that has been grown as food and animal feed for tens of thousands of years. It is currently the most widely grown crop in the world, and is used not only for food/feed ...
    • Plant biotechnology: the importance of being accurate 

      Twyman, Richard M.; Ramessar, Koreen; Quemada, Hector; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2009)
    • Promoter diversity in multigene transformation 

      Peremartí, Ariadna; Twyman, Richard M.; Gómez Galera, Sonia; Naqvi, Shaista; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Dashevskaya, Svetlana; Yuan, Dawei; Ramessar, Koreen; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Capell Capell, Teresa (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      Multigene transformation (MGT) is becoming routine in plant biotechnology as researchers seek to generate more complex and ambitious phenotypes in transgenic plants. Every nuclear transgene requires its own promoter, ...
    • Rice endosperm is cost-effective for the production of recombinant griffithsin with potent activity against HIV 

      Vamvaka, Evangelia; Arcalis, Elsa; Ramessar, Koreen; Evans, Abbey; O’Keefe, Barry R.; Shattock, Robin J.; Medina Piles, Vicente; Stöger, Eva; Christou, Paul; Capell Capell, Teresa (Wiley, 2016)
      Protein microbicides containing neutralizing antibodies and antiviral lectins may help to reduce the rate of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if it is possible to manufacture the components in large ...
    • The humanitarian impact of plant biotechnology: recent breakthroughs vs bottlenecks for adoption 

      Farré Martinez, Gemma; Ramessar, Koreen; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2010)
      The deployment of genetically engineered (GE) crops in developing countries is regarded by some as a sinister manifestation of ‘big business’ in science. What is often overlooked, and sometimes even deliberately ignored ...
    • Transgenic multivitamin corn through biofortification of endosperm with three vitamins representing three distinct metabolic pathways 

      Naqvi, Shaista; Zhu, Changfu; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Ramessar, Koreen; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Breitenbach, Jürgen; Pérez Conesa, Darío; Ros, Gaspar; Sandmann, Gerhard; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (National Academy of Sciences, 2009)
      Vitamin deficiency affects up to 50% of the world’s population, disproportionately impacting on developing countries where populations endure monotonous, cereal-rich diets. Transgenic plants offer an effective way to ...