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If nonGMO zucchini is pollinated by GMO zucchini is it also GMO? Would thewhole immature fruit or just the mature seeds test positive for GMO?

A:Expert Answer

First, there is no GM zucchini, but I'll be happy to chase a hypothetical scenario. The fruit is maternal tissue, meaning that every cell comes from the mother plant's tissues. The only "GMO" part would be the embryo and parts of the seed; potentially somewhere between half and all of the embryos would contain a transgene. I hope this helps.

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