Engineered Organisms in Environmental Settings provides an update on the field applications of biotechnology products. The book unifies principles from the academic community, biotechnology specialists and other research scientists, and federal and state regulatory offices to tackle issues regarding the application of engineered organisms in the environmental setting.
Topics covered include:
Bioremediation using biotechnology
Safe and efficient applications
Recent legislation affecting future environmental applications of biotechnology products
Changes in public attitude toward and acceptance of biotechnology products
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview, E. Israeli and M. Levin. General Overview of Releases to Date, M. Levin and E. Israeli. Biological Safety Considerations for Environmental Release of Transgenic Organisms and Plants, D.F. Liberman, L. Wolfe, R. Fink, and E. Gilman. Biotechnology: Its Application to Waste Management, S.M. Day and R.S. Burlage. Introduction of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms into the Environment: Review Under USDA, APHIS Regulatory Authority, A.S. Foudin and C.G. Gay. Engineered Viruses in Agriculture, I. Sela. Genetically Engineered Fungi in Agriculture, N.L. Brooker and W. Bruckart. Engineered Plants in the Environment, L.S. Watrud, S.G. Metz, and D.A. Fischhoff.
"This book is extremely well referenced and each chapter is divided into distinct sections which allows easy understanding of the material. . . .definitely serves as a benchmark of where things stand in the 1990's."
"Levin and Israeli furnish an excellent overview of genetic technology and the rationale for using GMOs in various applications."