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Proceedings of BRIDGE/BIOTECH meetings on biosafety and microbial ecology

The European Commission, DG XII, has now published the proceedings of the BRIDGE/BIOTECH meetings on biosafety and microbial ecology which took place in Granada on 24-27 October 1993. The final sectoral meeting on biosafety, in the framework of the BRIDGE programme(1990-1994)...

The European Commission, DG XII, has now published the proceedings of the BRIDGE/BIOTECH meetings on biosafety and microbial ecology which took place in Granada on 24-27 October 1993. The final sectoral meeting on biosafety, in the framework of the BRIDGE programme(1990-1994), covered the following general topics: - Gene transfer and biological containment; - Genetically engineered viruses (mainly as biopesticides or vaccines); - Genetically modified plants; - Molecular tools and techniques. The first sectoral meeting on microbial ecology, in the framework of the BIOTECH programme(1990-1994), included the following areas of discussion: - Plasmid promiscuity, microbial competition and diversity, and genes-degrading organic pollutants; - Molecular and chemical phenomena at the rhizosphere of economically important European crops. The proceedings provide a detailed analysis of the above topics and include a useful general conclusions section and a comprehensive list of participants.