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Abstract

A summary of the results of tests conducted on transgenic and non-transgenic plants and genetically modified micro-organisms (GMMs) is presented. The aim of the trials was to obtain risk assessment data and assess the performance of the modified plants in the environment. The results with transgenic plants developed by conventional plant breeding were used to this effect. Five basic areas of microbial ecology have been identified as being significant to the biological safety of genetically modified microorganisms in the environment: (i) persistence; (ii) dissemination; (iii) population dynamics; (iv) competition; (v) community effects. Bioremediation is described and biosafety aspects of traits for commercialisation and food safety are also discussed.

Additional information

Authors: CASPER R, Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Institut für Biochemie und Pflanzenvirologie, Braunschweig (DE);LANDSMANN J, Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Institut für Biochemie und Pflanzenvirologie, Braunschweig (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1992) 7 pp.
Availability: Available from the BRIDGE Programme Office, CEC, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199330062 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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