Dispersion of rapeseed transgenes: the precise role of pollinating insects and wind in effective pollination, and of harvesting bins in seed dispersion
Project leader: UMR-8079 UPSud-CNRS-AgroParisTech – Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Unit
In the context of examining the feasibility of coexistence between GM and non-GM crops, the goal of this project is to study the factors involved in the transport of rapeseed genes via pollen and seeds.
The project thus aims to evaluate precisely the role of pollinating insects in placing rapeseed pollen in suspension in the air and in its dispersion by the wind through greenhouse experiments combined with a modelling approach.
It also involves estimating the proportion in which seeds are dispersed by agricultural harvesting bins as an element in the dynamic of wild populations (domestic species returned to the wild) of rapeseed using genotyping assignment and modelling approaches.