In this study we simulated the

In this study, we simulated the persistence of a transgenic plant in a wild congener using increased percentages of Bt-transgenic oilseed rape (Brassica napus, OSR) in wild brown mustard (Brassica juncea) stands to assess the effects of this persistence on nematode and BIBR-1048 microbial community. The global cultivation area of transgenic OSR ranks fourth among all GM crop species ( James, 2012). Wild brown mustard is a weedy plant in agricultural systems in China and is closely related to OSR. Both species are polyploids.