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Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Committee on the Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms
By Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
By on Agriculture, Board
By on Life Sciences, Board
By Division on Earth and Life Studies

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Genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) have been under development for more than 20 years while GE crops have been grown commercially during the last decade. During this time, a number of questions have cropped up concerning the potential consequences that certain GEOs might hav...e on natural or managed ecosystems and human health. Interest in developing methods to confine some GEOs and their transgenes to specifically designated release settings has increased and the success of these efforts could facilitate the continued growth and development of this technology. Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms examines biological methods that may be used with genetically engineered plants, animals, microbes, and fungi. Bioconfinement methods have been applied successfully to a few non-engineered organisms, but many promising techniques remain in the conceptual and experimental stages of development. This book reviews and evaluates these methods, discusses when and why to consider their use, and assesses how effectively they offer a significant reduction of the risks engineered organisms can present to the environment.
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ISBN 9780309090858
Released NZ 15 May 2004
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780309090858
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 May 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Committee on the Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms
By Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
By on Agriculture, Board
By on Life Sciences, Board
By Division on Earth and Life Studies
Category The Environment
Genetic Engineering
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 660.65
Weight 572g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Transgenic organisms - Safety measures., Agricultural biotechnology., Confinement farms.
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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