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Survival, Persistence, Transfer

GMO book

An update on current knowledge on GMOs and the fate of their recombinant DNA

by Beatrix Tappeser, Manuela Jager, Claudia Eckelkamp

This is part of a series of papers on biotechnology and biosafety that the Third World Network is publishing with a view to deepening public understanding on the ecological and safety aspects of the new biotechnologies, especially genetic engineering.

 

 

 

Contents

Chapter 1  Introduction

Chapter 2  Survival and Spread of GMOs

                 Survival in the digestive tract
                 Survival in wastewater and sludge
                 Survival in aquatic ecosystems
                 Survival in soil
                 Survival on plants

Chapter 3  Further Points to Consider: VNC state and adaptation ability

Chapter 4  Spread of Cloned Sequences

                 Persistence of "naked" DNA
                 Persistence in wastewater treatment plants (water/sludge)
                 Persistence in aquatic systems
                 Persistence in soils
                 Persistence in the digestive system
                 "Avenues and barriers of genetic transmission" (Istok, 1991)

Chapter 5  Discussion

References

Size: 14.5 x 21 cm
No. of  pages:  44
ISBN No:  983-9747-37-1

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