Genetic engineering of microorganisms: free release into the environment

Morgan, J.A.W. (1990) Genetic engineering of microorganisms: free release into the environment. In: Fifty-eighth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1990. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 91-107. (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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Abstract

Genetic engineering now makes possible the insertion of DNA from many organisms into other prokaryotic, eukaryotic and viral hosts. This technology has been used to construct a variety of such genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs). The possibility of accidental or deliberate release of GEMs into the natural environment has recently raised much public concern. The prospect of deliberate release of these microorganisms has prompted an increased need to understand the processes of survival, expression, transfer and rearrangement of recombinant DNA molecules in microbial communities. The methodology which is being developed to investigate these processes will greatly enhance our ability to study microbial population ecology.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Genetic engineering of microorganisms: free release into the environment
Personal Creator/Author:
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Morgan, J.A.W.
Title of Book: Fifty-eighth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1990
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Page Range: pp. 91-107
Date: 1990
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquatic environment; Genetics; Microorganisms; England; Annual report
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Environment
Item ID: 5250
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 14:01
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:08
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5250

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