AERI - Department of Ecotoxicology
The aim of our research Department is the investigation of chemical and genetical security of modern agricultural practices. Main areas of research include investigations regarding the side effects of genetically modified plants (specifically, MON810, DAS-59122, e.g. the effects of Cry-1 toxins, via pollen, affecting protected inland butterfly and moth species, resistance to Cry-1 toxin, e.g. induced resistance of Inachis io); monitoring intraspecific hybrid production and the genetic inheritance and expression of the Cry1Ab gene (collaboration partner: NEBIH, GMO laboratory); the effects of Cry-1 and Cry-2 toxins on fusarotoxin production (collaboration partner: SoftFlow Kft.); feeding studies on grass carp using corn leaves containing Cry-1 and Cry-3 toxins (collaboration partner: University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest), teratogenic, hormone modulant, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects of water pollutants on fish (collaboration partner: University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest); ecotoxicology data assessment regarding genetically modified organisms and active ingredients of pesticides.