Table of Contents

Introduction to the Biosafety Consensus Documents.
Presentation des documents de consensus sur la biotechnologie.
Section 1 - Points to Consider for Consensus Documents on the Biology of Cultivated Plants.
Section 2 - Soybean (GLYCINE MAX (L.) MARR.).
Section 3 - Maize (ZEA MAYS SUBSP. MAYS).
Section 4 - Oilseed Rape (BRASSICA NAPUS L.).
Section 5 - Rice (ORYZA SATIVA L.).
Section 7 - Bread Wheat (TRITICUM AESTIVUM).
Section 8 - Sugar Beet (BETA VULGARIS L.).
Section 9 - Sunflower (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS L.).
Section 10 - Papaya (CARICA PAPAYA).
Section 11 - Oyster Mushroom (PLEUROTUS SPP.).
Section 12 - Capsicum Annuum Complex.
Section 1 General Information Concerning the Biosafety of Crop Plants Made Virus Resistant through Coat Protein Gene-Mediated Protection.
Section 2 - General Information Concerning the Genes and their Enzymes that Confer Tolerance to Glyphosate Herbicide.
Section 3 - General Information Concerning the Genes and their Enzymes that Confer Tolerance to Phosphinothricin Herbicide.
Section 4 - Herbicide Biochemistry, Herbicide Metabolism and the Residues in Glufosinate-Ammonium (Phosphinothricin) – Tolerant Transgenic Plants. These OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents identify elements of scientific information used in the environmental safety and risk assessment of transgenic organisms which are common to OECD member countries.  This is intended to encourage information sharing and prevent duplication of effort among countries. This book offers ready access to those consensus documents which have been published thus far. As such, it should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic crops, regulators in national authorities as well as the wider scientific community. More information on the OECD's work related to the biosafety of transgenic organisms is found at BioTrack Online (