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Environmental Gene Release : Models, Experiments and Risk Assessment - M. J. Bazin

Environmental Gene Release

Models, Experiments and Risk Assessment

By: M. J. Bazin (Editor), Jim N. Lynch (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1994
ISBN: 9780412546303
Number Of Pages: 166
For Ages: Up to 18 years old

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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.

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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

List of contributors
Preface
Modelling Plant and Crop Growthp. 1
LEACHB - A Root-zone Solute Transport Model Describing Microbial Population Dynamicsp. 13
Modelling Microbial Interactions in Soil: Preliminary Considerations and Approachesp. 29
Population Dynamics of Microorganisms with Different Life Strategiesp. 47
Plasmid Biology and Risk Assessment: Elements for Modelling Approach of Plasmid-mediated Gene Release in Soil Environmentsp. 67
Potential for Gene Transfer in the Phytosphere: Isolation and Characterization of Naturally Occurring Plasmidsp. 77
Evaluation of Methods for Detecting Ecological Effects from Genetically Engineered Microorganisms and Microbial Pest Control Agents in Terrestrial Systemsp. 99
Microorganism Sampling - Can We Detect Differences?p. 123
Risk Assessmentp. 139
Appendix: Mobile Genetic Elementsp. 149
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9780412546303
ISBN-10: 0412546302
Audience: General
For Ages: Up to 18 years old
For Grades: Up to 13
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 31st July 1994
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.21 x 16.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.39

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