The Comparative Study of Arthropods Community on Non-transgenic Mother Chili Pepper (P915) and Transgenic Chili Pepper (CMVP0-CP) in the Isolated Quarantine LMO Fields

LMO 격리 포장에서 유전자비변형 모본 고추(P915)와 유전자 변형 고추(CMVP0-CP)에 서식하는 절지동물 군집 비교연구

  • Yi, Hoon-Bok (Division of Environmental and Life Science, Seoul Women's University) ;
  • Kim, Hyun-Jung (Division of Environmental and Life Science, Seoul Women's University)
  • Received : 2010.03.11
  • Accepted : 2010.03.25
  • Published : 2010.03.30


The environmental risks of cucumber mosaic virus resistant transgenic chili peppers with the CMVP0-CP gene on non-target organisms in the agroecosystem environments was evaluated during the periods of the chili pepper growing season (June 19, July 30, August 31) in 2007. Arthropods assemblages leaves and flowers of chili peppers were quantitatively collected by using an insect vacuum collector to compare the arthropod community structures between non-transgenic chili peppers (nTR, P 915) and mosaic virus resistant transgenic chili peppers (TR, CMV-cp, line 7). There was no statistical difference in the arthropod community structure between the two types of crops, nTR and TR, at the same season, although the species richness and Shannon's index were somewhat different among seasons; indicating no effects of genetically modified peppers on the arthropod community. However, further studies were required to conclude more concretely for the potential environmental risk of the transgenic chili pepper of CMV-cp.


Supported by : 서울여자대학교


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