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Transgenic Organisms: Risk Assessment of Deliberate Release

Edited By: K Wöhrmann and J Tomiuk

Birkhäuser Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #38126 | ISBN: 3764328347
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An assessment of the risks involved in dealing with transgenic organisms.


Contents

Expression and stability of foreign genes in animals and plants, P. Meyer; P-elements of drosophila - genomic parasites as genetic tools, W. Pinsker et al; bacterial gene transfer in the environment, M. G. Lorenz and W. Wackernagel; gene transfer from bacteria and heterologous viruses into cells of higher organisms, J.M. Lopez-Pila and C. Scheler; gene transfer in plants as a potential agent of introfression, H.-R. Gregorius and W. Steiner; technologically modified genes in natural populations - some skeptical remarks on risk assessment from the view of population genetics, W. Gabriel; conditions for the establishment and persistence of populations of transgenic organisms, J. Tomiuk and V. Loeschcke; introduction of plants with special regard to cultigens running wild, D. Bartsch et al; potential ecological effects of escaped transgenic animals - lessons from past biological invasions, K.D. Adam et al; aspects of the stability of the host-pathogen interaction of baculoviruses, J.A. Jehle et al; escherichia coli host/plasmid systems providing biological containment, K.H. Hofmann and T. Schweder; risk assessment of genetically modified plants introduced into the environment, A. Dietz; treatment of human disorders with gene therapy and its consequences for the human gene pool, H. Mueller; the release of microorganisms - ethical criteria, D. Mieth.

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