GM salmon can breed with trout and harm ecosystem, warn scientists – Telegraph
Richard Gray, Telegraph | May 29, 2013
. . . Dr Krista Oke, . . . led the work at the department of biology at McGill University in Quebec, Canada . . .
The researchers, whose work is published in the journal Proceedings of The Royal Society B, warned that any attempts to farm GM salmon should carefully assess the risks to the wider environment should they escape.
AquaBounty, a Canadian biotechnology firm, has spent 17 years developing . . . .
Hybridization between genetically modified Atlantic salmon and wild brown trout reveals novel ecological interactions
Krista B. Oke, Peter A. H. Westley, Darek T. R. Moreau and Ian A. Fleming
Proc. R. Soc. B July 22, 2013 280 1763 20131047; doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1047 1471-2954
. . . Transgenic hybrids were viable and grew more rapidly than transgenic salmon and other non-transgenic crosses in hatchery-like conditions. In stream mesocosms designed to more closely emulate natural conditions, transgenic hybrids appeared to express competitive dominance and suppressed the growth of transgenic and non-transgenic (wild-type) salmon by 82 and 54 per cent, respectively. . . .