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Environmental Gene Release: Models, Experiments and Risk Assessment

Edited By: MJ Bazin and JN Lynch

184 pages, 25 Illus, 3 b/w illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #33037 | ISBN: 0412546302
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This book, resulting from an initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, provides the mathematical background to model plant and microbial growth in soil. Written by a team of international experts, this book will appeal to a wide range of biologists, ecologists and regulators interested in the environmental consequences of biotechnology.

This volume, is however, novel in that it deals with the subject [releasing genetically manipulated organisms into the environment] from the standpoint of mathematical modelling of plant and microbial populations and gene flow. - Heredity


Forward J. M. Lynch and M. J. Bazin. 1: Modelling plant and crop growth. I. R. Johnson. 2: LEACHB - A root-zone solute transport model describing, population dynamics. J. L. Hutson, E.M. Scott & M. J. Bazin. 3: Modelling microbial interactions in soil : preliminary considerations and approaches. J. A. van Veen, P. J. Kuikman & J. D. van Elsas. 4: Population dynamics of micro-organisms with different life strategies. N. Panikov. 5: Plasmid biology and risk assessment : elements for modelling approach of plasmid-mediated gene release in soil environments. M. Mergeay, H. de Rore, E. Top, D. Springael, M. Hofte, D. van der Lelie, R. Dijkmans & W. Verstraete. 6: Potential for gene exchange in the photosphere -. isolation and characterisation of naturally occurring plasmids. M. J. Bailey, N. Kobayashi, A. K. Lilley, B. J. Powell and I. R. Thompson. 7: Evaluation of methods for detecting ecological effects from genetically engineered micro-organisms and microbial pest control agents in terrestrial systems. R. S. Seidler. 8 Micro-organism sampling - can we detect differences? J. S. Fenlon. 9: Risk Assessment. H. J. Dunster. Appendix Mobile Genetic Elements.

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