A Note on Silage from Genetically Modified Maize Tested for for T Biological Activity
T. Twardowski1*, A. Potkański2, S. Pruszyński3, K. Adamczewski3
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1 Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Noskowskiego 12/14, 61–704 Poznań, Poland
2 August Cieszkowski Agricultural University, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management,
Wołyńska 33, 60–637 Poznań, Poland
3 Institute of Plant Protection, Miczurina 20, 60–318 Poznań, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2003;12(6):759-764
Forage from genetically modified (GM) maize in two consecutive years (1999 and 2000) was ensiled in bins of 120 l volume in two combinations: with formic acid (85%) and without. In the samples of ensilage material GM maize, basic parameters have been determined such as pH and dry matter. The determination of biological activity of the components of translational apparatus in model translation systems showed the complete inactivation of biological activities. In addition, degradation of nucleic acids in examined silages was discovered.
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