Assessing Ecological Risks of Biotechnology

Author: Lev R. Ginzburg
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483289486
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Assessing Ecological Risks of Biotechnology presents a comprehensive analysis of ecological risk assessment for biotechnology as viewed predominantly by scientists doing research in this area, but also by regulators, philosophers, and research managers. The emphasis is on the ecological risks associated with the release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment. The book contains 17 chapters that are organized into four parts. Part I discusses the ecological experience gained from previous biological introductions. Part II explores the ecology and the genetics of microbial communities. Emphasis is given to the transport of microorganisms since one of the major ecological concerns about biotechnology is the danger of the spread of genetically engineered organisms to ecosystems other than the one to which they are released. Part III reviews mathematical models that can be used for ecological risk assessment at four different levels. Part IV concerns the regulation of biotechnology, current research trends, and social values.

Biotechnology

Author: Robert Warmbrodt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788121869
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178 citations on risk assessment in biotechnology, genetics, engineering, bioengineering, manipulation, ecology, hazards, assessment, regulation, and protection. Most citations have abstracts. Contains author and subject indices.

Biotechnology

Author: Daniel Cabirac
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788149122
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Contains 214 citations on biotechnology, genetics, transgenics, engineering, bioengineering, manipulation, ecology, hazards, assessment, regulation, & protection. Some citations contain abstracts. Author & subject indices.

Biotechnology

Author: Kim Guenther
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788128059
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297 citations on the topic of biotechnology legislation & regulation, genetics, DNA, RNA, technology, manipulation, transfer, etc. Some citations have abstracts. Contains an author & subject index.

The Ecological Risks of Engineered Crops

Author: Jane Rissler
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262680851
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The authors argue that the commercialization and release of transgenic crops on millions of acres of farmland can pose serious and costly consequences. They propose a practical, feasible method of conducting precommercialization evaluations that will balance the needs of ecological safety with those of agriculture and business.--From publisher description.

Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

Author: Andrew Hopkins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402025912
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Forage and turf are the backbone of sustainable agriculture and contribute extensively to the world economy. The fast-paced advancement of cellular and molecular biology provides novel methods to accelerate or complement conventional breeding efforts. This book contains the most comprehensive reviews on the latest development in applications of molecular techniques for the improvement of forage grasses, forage legumes and turf grasses. Detailed accounts and future opportunities in molecular breeding of forage and turf, from gene discovery to development of improved cultivars, are described in the book. Almost all relevant areas are explored in detail, including tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses; flowering control; plant-symbiont relations; breeding for animal, human and environmental welfare; molecular markers; transgenics; bioinformatics; population genetics; genomics of the model legume M. truncatula; field testing and risk assessment as well as intellectual property rights. This book will be of interest to researchers in both academia and industry who are involved in forage and turf improvement. It will be especially important to breeders, molecular biologists, geneticists, physiologists and agronomists.

Environmental Biotechnology

Author: Daniel Vallero
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124078974
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Environmental Biotechnology: A Biosystems Approach, Second Edition presents valuable information on how biotechnology has acted as a vital buffer among people, pollution, and the environment. It answers the most important questions on the topic, including how, and why, a knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles of the environment must be achieved in order to develop biotechnology applications. Most texts address either the applications or the implications of biotechnology. This book addresses both. The applications include biological treatment and other environmental engineering processes. The risks posed by biotechnologies are evaluated from both evidence-based and precautionary perspectives. Using a systems biology approach, the book provides a context for researchers and practitioners in environmental science that complements guidebooks on the necessary specifications and criteria for a wide range of environmental designs and applications. Users will find crucial information on the topics scientific researchers must evaluate in order to develop further technologies. Provides a systems approach to biotechnologies which includes the physical, biological, and chemical processes in context Presents relevant case studies on cutting-edge technologies, such as nanobiotechnologies and green engineering Addresses both the applications and implications of biotechnologies by following the lifecycle of a variety of established and developing biotechnologies Includes crucial information on the topics scientific researchers must evaluate in order to develop further technologies

Safety Assurance for Environmental Introductions of Genetically Engineered Organisms

Author: Joseph Fiksel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642731694
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The purpose of this book is to investigate the suitability and applicability of available methods for analyzing the human and ecological risks involved in the release of genetically-modified microorganisms. Main topics include: - risk analysis and assessment; approach to safety assurance; - inventory of available scientific risk assessment methods for biotechnology; - identification of methodology gaps and research needs in biology, ecology or other disciplines; - development of a general framework to guide future biotechnology risk assessment efforts; - international regulatory activities.