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Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified organisms, Volume 3. Methodologies for transgenic fish.

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This book on methodologies for risk assessment and management of transgenic fish is written by 44 authors from 19 countries. It is comprised of 10 chapters giving emphasis on developing countries which have transgenic fish research programmes or aquaculture systems that may use transgenic fish in the future. This book is aimed at helping governments, scientists, potential users of genetically modi...


Chapter 4 (Page no: 95)

Gene construct and expression: information relevant for risk assessment and management.

This chapter introduces and explores some aspects of transgene loci and their expression that are relevant for assessing the possible environmental effects of transgenic aquatic organisms, particularly transgenic finfish. Basic transgenic technology is reviewed, and major concerns surrounding the molecular structure and expression of transgenes in fish are presented. Moreover, strategies and methodologies for addressing these concerns are identified. Recommendations for minimizing environmental risks are given.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to environmental risk assessment for transgenic fish. Author(s): Hayes, K. R. Kapuscinski, A. R. Dana, G. Li, S. Devlin, R. H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 29) Problem formulation and options assessment: science-guided deliberation in environmental risk assessment of transgenic fish. Author(s): Nelson, K. C. Basiao, Z. Cooper, A. M. Dey, M. Fonticiella, D. Lorenzo Hernandez, M. Kunawasen, S. Leelapatra, W. Li, S. Ratner, B. D. Toledo, M. I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Development of transgenic fish: scientific background. Author(s): Nam, Y. K. Maclean, N. Fu, C. Pandian, T. J. Eguia, M. R. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 112) Approaches to assessing gene flow. Author(s): Kapuscinski, A. R. Hard, J. J. Paulson, K. M. Neira, R. Ponniah, A. Kamonrat, W. Mwanja, W. Fleming, I. A. Gallardo, J. Devlin, R. H. Trisak, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 151) Assessing ecological effects of transgenic fish prior to entry into nature. Author(s): Devlin, R. H. Sundström, L. F. Johnsson, J. I. Fleming, I. A. Hayes, K. R. Ojwang, W. O. Bambaradeniya, C. Zakaraia-Ismail, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 188) Introduction to the concepts and methods of uncertainty analysis. Author(s): Hayes, K. R. Regan, H. M. Burgman, M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 209) Risk management: reducing risk through confinement of transgenic fish. Author(s): Mair, G. C. Nam, Y. K. Solar, I. I.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 239) Risk management: post-approval monitoring and remediation. Author(s): Senanan, W. Hard, J. J. Alcivar-Warren, A. Trisak, J. Zakaraia-Ismail, M. Lorenzo Hernandez, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 272) Risk assessment of transgenic fish: synthesis and conclusions. Author(s): Kapuscinski, A. R. Dana, G. Hayes, K. R. Li, S. Nelson, K. C. Nam, Y. K. Gong, Z. Devlin, R. H. Mair, G. C. Senanan, W.