Horizonal gene transfer: Sweet potato naturally ‘genetically modified’ – ScienceDaily

“Sweet potatoes from all over the world naturally contain genes from the bacterium Agrobacterium. Researchers from the University of Ghent and the International Potato Institute (CIP) publish this discovery on the website of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).”

The implications of this mean that sweet potatoes can be thought of as natural GMO’s.

Source: Horizonal gene transfer: Sweet potato naturally ‘genetically modified’ — ScienceDaily

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