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Transgenic organisms : biological and social implications / edited by J. Tomiuk, K. Wöhrmann, A. Sentker.

Tomiuk, J.
[1996], ©1996

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Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser Verlag, [1996], ©1996.

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vi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Inactivation of gene expression in transgenic plants / P. Meyer -- The impact of transposable elements on genome evolution in animals and plants / W.J. Miller, L. Kruckenhauser and W. Pinkser -- Evolutionary changes of the structure of mobile genetic elements in Drosophila / L. Bachmann -- Mechanisms and consequences of horizontal gene transfer in natural bacterial populations / M.G. Lorenz and W. Wackernagel -- Evolutionary genetic considerations on the goals and risks in releasing transgenic crops / K.D. Adam and W.H. Köhler -- Transmission of insect transposons into baculovirus genomes : an unusual host-pathogen interaction / J.A. Jehle -- Influence of transgenes on coevolutionary processes / P.W. Braun -- The two strategies of biological containment of genetically engineered bacteria / T. Schweder -- Monitoring genetically modified organisms and their recombinant DNA in soil environments / K. Smalla and J.D. van Elsas -- Recent advances in ecological biosafety research on the risks of transgenic plants : a trans-continental perspective / I.M. Parker and D. Bartsch -- Modern versus classical plant breeding methods : efficient synergism or competitive antagonism? / W. Friedt and F. Ordon -- Genetically modified food and its safety assessment / M. Teuber -- Genetic intervention in human beings / M. Leipoldt -- History and progress in risk assessment / J. Tomiuk and A. Sentker -- Transgenic organisms and evolution : ethical implications / T. Potthast -- Genetic engineering and the press : public opinion versus published opinion / A. Sentker.

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