Jörg Romeis

Summary

Affiliation: Swiss Federal Research Station
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Consumption of Bt maize pollen expressing Cry1Ab or Cry3Bb1 does not harm adult green Lacewings, Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
    Yunhe Li
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 3:e2909. 2008
  2. pmc Laboratory toxicity studies demonstrate no adverse effects of Cry1Ab and Cry3Bb1 to larvae of Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): the importance of study design
    Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046, Zurich, Switzerland
    Transgenic Res 20:467-79. 2011
  3. pmc Indirect effect of a transgenic wheat on aphids through enhanced powdery mildew resistance
    Simone von Burg
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e46333. 2012
  4. pmc Indian Bt cotton varieties do not affect the performance of cotton aphids
    Nora C Lawo
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tänikon Research Station ART Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e4804. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Plant biotechnology: research behind fences
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Biotechnol 31:222-4. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Deriving criteria to select arthropod species for laboratory tests to assess the ecological risks from cultivating arthropod-resistant genetically engineered crops
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Chemosphere 90:901-9. 2013
  7. pmc Genetically modified crops and aquatic ecosystems: considerations for environmental risk assessment and non-target organism testing
    Keri Carstens
    Regulatory Science, Pioneer Hi Bred, DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology, 2450 SE Oak Tree Ct, Ankeny, IA 50021, USA
    Transgenic Res 21:813-42. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Assessment of risk of insect-resistant transgenic crops to nontarget arthropods
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Biotechnol 26:203-8. 2008
  9. pmc Recommendations for the design of laboratory studies on non-target arthropods for risk assessment of genetically engineered plants
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046, Zurich, Switzerland
    Transgenic Res 20:1-22. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Impact of snowdrop lectin (Galanthus nivalis agglutinin; GNA) on adults of the green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea
    Yunhe Li
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Insect Physiol 55:135-42. 2009

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Consumption of Bt maize pollen expressing Cry1Ab or Cry3Bb1 does not harm adult green Lacewings, Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
    Yunhe Li
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 3:e2909. 2008
    ..carnea are not affected by Bt maize pollen and are not sensitive to Cry1Ab and Cry3Bb1 at concentrations exceeding the levels in pollen. Consequently, Bt maize pollen consumption will pose a negligible risk to adult C. carnea...
  2. pmc Laboratory toxicity studies demonstrate no adverse effects of Cry1Ab and Cry3Bb1 to larvae of Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): the importance of study design
    Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046, Zurich, Switzerland
    Transgenic Res 20:467-79. 2011
    ..It is thus important that decision-makers evaluate the quality of individual scientific studies and do not view all as equally rigorous and relevant...
  3. pmc Indirect effect of a transgenic wheat on aphids through enhanced powdery mildew resistance
    Simone von Burg
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e46333. 2012
    ..For both aphid species individual size was mostly influenced by aphid number. Our results indicate that plants that are protected from a particular pest (powdery mildew) became more favourable for another pest (aphids)...
  4. pmc Indian Bt cotton varieties do not affect the performance of cotton aphids
    Nora C Lawo
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tänikon Research Station ART Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e4804. 2009
    ..Our study allows the conclusion that Bt cotton poses a negligible risk for aphid antagonists and that aphids should remain under natural control in Bt cotton fields...
  5. doi request reprint Plant biotechnology: research behind fences
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Biotechnol 31:222-4. 2013
    ..This could be a model for other European countries who wish to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of GM crops in an objective and scientific manner and without the interference of vandalism...
  6. doi request reprint Deriving criteria to select arthropod species for laboratory tests to assess the ecological risks from cultivating arthropod-resistant genetically engineered crops
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Chemosphere 90:901-9. 2013
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  7. pmc Genetically modified crops and aquatic ecosystems: considerations for environmental risk assessment and non-target organism testing
    Keri Carstens
    Regulatory Science, Pioneer Hi Bred, DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology, 2450 SE Oak Tree Ct, Ankeny, IA 50021, USA
    Transgenic Res 21:813-42. 2012
    ..The processes used to develop the Bt maize case study are intended to serve as a model for performing risk assessments on future traits and crops...
  8. doi request reprint Assessment of risk of insect-resistant transgenic crops to nontarget arthropods
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Biotechnol 26:203-8. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Recommendations for the design of laboratory studies on non-target arthropods for risk assessment of genetically engineered plants
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046, Zurich, Switzerland
    Transgenic Res 20:1-22. 2011
    ..Confidence in the results of early-tier laboratory studies is a precondition for the acceptance of data across regulatory jurisdictions and should encourage agencies to share useful information and thus avoid redundant testing...
  10. doi request reprint Impact of snowdrop lectin (Galanthus nivalis agglutinin; GNA) on adults of the green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea
    Yunhe Li
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Insect Physiol 55:135-42. 2009
    ..carnea when administered to larvae or adults at high concentrations. Implications of these toxicity data for the non-target risk assessment of GNA-expressing transgenic crops are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Direct effects of snowdrop lectin (GNA) on larvae of three aphid predators and fate of GNA after ingestion
    Petra A M Hogervorst
    Agroscope FAL Reckenholz, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Insect Physiol 52:614-24. 2006
    ..Fluorescence microscopy confirmed GNA accumulation in the midgut of C. carnea larvae. Implications of these findings for non-target risk assessment of GNA-transgenic crops are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Bacillus thuringiensis toxin (Cry1Ab) has no direct effect on larvae of the green lacewing Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)
    Jörg Romeis
    Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture FAL, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Insect Physiol 50:175-83. 2004
    ..These results, together with the fact that lepidopteran larvae are not regarded as an important prey for C. carnea in the field, led us to conclude that transgenic maize expressing Cry1Ab poses a negligible risk for this predator...
  13. doi request reprint Characterizing indirect prey-quality mediated effects of a Bt crop on predatory larvae of the green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea
    Nora C Lawo
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Insect Physiol 56:1702-10. 2010
    ..carnea larvae are fed with Bt cotton-fed prey. Possible factors were an altered sugar composition or fitness costs associated with the excess intake of other nutrients...
  14. doi request reprint Development of an early-tier laboratory bioassay for assessing the impact of orally-active insecticidal compounds on larvae of Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
    Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Environ Entomol 41:1687-93. 2012
    ..Power analyses revealed that sample sizes of 20 or 45 per treatment are sufficient to detect 50 or 20% differences between the control and treatment groups, respectively, for the various measurement endpoints...
  15. doi request reprint Use of maize pollen by adult Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) and fate of Cry proteins in Bt-transgenic varieties
    Yunhe Li
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Insect Physiol 56:157-64. 2010
    ..The results demonstrate that maize pollen is a suitable food source for C. carnea. Even though the pollen grains are not fully digested, the insects are exposed to transgenic insecticidal proteins that are contained in the pollen...
  16. doi request reprint Impact of Cry3Bb1-expressing Bt maize on adults of the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
    Michael Meissle
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstrasse 191, Zurich, Switzerland
    Pest Manag Sci 67:807-14. 2011
    ..An examination was made to establish whether western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) adults are affected by Cry3Bb1-expressing maize (MON88017) when feeding on above-ground tissue...
  17. pmc Pest trade-offs in technology: reduced damage by caterpillars in Bt cotton benefits aphids
    Steffen Hagenbucher
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130042. 2013
    ..Identification of this mechanism increases our understanding of how insect-resistant crops impact herbivore communities and helps underpin the sustainable use of GE varieties...
  18. ncbi request reprint Bacterial community structures in honeybee intestines and their response to two insecticidal proteins
    Dirk Babendreier
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:600-10. 2007
    ..Therefore, total bacterial community structures may not be a sensitive indicator for providing evidence for the impact of insecticidal proteins on honeybees at sublethal levels...
  19. ncbi request reprint Transgenic crops expressing Bacillus thuringiensis toxins and biological control
    Jörg Romeis
    Agroscope FAL Reckenholz, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Biotechnol 24:63-71. 2006
    ..Because Bt-transgenic varieties can lead to substantial reductions in insecticide use in some crops, they can contribute to integrated pest management systems with a strong biological control component...
  20. pmc Infestation of transgenic powdery mildew-resistant wheat by naturally occurring insect herbivores under different environmental conditions
    Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e22690. 2011
    ..and Chlorops pumilionis Bjerk. Although a previous study has revealed that some of the GM wheat lines show pleiotropic effects under field conditions, their effect on herbivorous insects appears to be low...
  21. pmc Impact of αAI-1 expressed in genetically modified cowpea on Zabrotes subfasciatus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and its parasitoid, Dinarmus basalis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)
    Christoph Lüthi
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e67785. 2013
    ..Parasitism of Z. subfasciatus by D. basalis and fitness of D. basalis offspring were not affected by the presence of αAI-1. Thus, αAI-1-expressing cowpeas and parasitoids should be compatible for the control of bruchid pests. ..
  22. doi request reprint Bt maize and integrated pest management--a European perspective
    Michael Meissle
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    Pest Manag Sci 67:1049-58. 2011
    ..In any case, Bt maize is a highly specific tool that efficiently controls the main pests and allows combination with other preventive or responsive measures to solve other agricultural problems including those with secondary pests...
  23. pmc Susceptibility of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae when feeding on Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1-expressing maize
    Michael Meissle
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:3937-43. 2009
    ..The results indicate that the effects of Bt maize and M. anisopliae on D. v. virgifera are additive and that Bt maize does not interfere with the biological control provided by entomopathogenic fungi...
  24. pmc Aphid-parasitoid community structure on genetically modified wheat
    Simone von Burg
    Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Lett 7:387-91. 2011
    ..This suggests that the impact of our powdery mildew-resistant GM wheat plants on food web structure may be negligible and potential ecological effects on non-target insects limited...
  25. doi request reprint Resistance of αAI-1 transgenic chickpea (Cicer arietinum) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) dry grains to bruchid beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
    Christoph Lüthi
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Bull Entomol Res 103:373-81. 2013
    ..To control αAI-1 tolerant bruchid species such as A. obtectus and to avoid the development of resistance to αAI-1, varieties carrying this transgene should be protected with additional control measures. ..
  26. doi request reprint Environmental change challenges decision-making during post-market environmental monitoring of transgenic crops
    Olivier Sanvido
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Transgenic Res 20:1191-201. 2011
    ..Risk managers should acknowledge the limits of environmental monitoring programmes as a tool for decision-making...
  27. doi request reprint Honeydew feeding in the solitary bee Osmia bicornis as affected by aphid species and nectar availability
    Roger Konrad
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Insect Physiol 55:1158-66. 2009
    ..This study demonstrates that honeydew exploitation by O. bicornis is dependent on honeydew type and the presence of floral nectar...
  28. ncbi request reprint Consumption of snowdrop lectin (Galanthus nivalisagglutinin) causes direct effects on adult parasitic wasps
    Jörg Romeis
    Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture FAL, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
    Oecologia 134:528-36. 2003
    ..brassicae but not for A. colemani. The results suggest that the effect of GNA consumption may depend on the specifics of a parasitoid's biology, especially its longevity and its mode of egg maturation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Factors accounting for the variability in the behavioral response of the onion fly (Delia antiqua) to n-dipropyl disulfide
    Jörg Romeis
    Bayer AG, Central Research, Agricultural Research Centre Building 6220, 40789 Monheim, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 29:2131-42. 2003
    ..Electroantennograms (EAG) of females revealed a higher response to stimulation compared to males. The EAG-response of females was not affected by mating status...
  30. pmc Characterization of digestive enzymes of bruchid parasitoids-initial steps for environmental risk assessment of genetically modified legumes
    Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e36862. 2012
    ..Direct feeding assays revealed that harmful effects of α-amylase inhibitors on bruchid parasitoids cannot be discounted and need further evaluation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ecological impacts of genetically modified crops: ten years of field research and commercial cultivation
    Olivier Sanvido
    Agroscope Reckenholz Tanikon Research Station ART, Reckenholzstr 191, 8046, Zurich, Switzerland
    Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol 107:235-78. 2007
    ..The present review highlights these scientific debates and discusses the effects of GM crop cultivation on the environment considering the impacts caused by cultivation practices of modern agricultural systems...