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

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...

Author(s)
Kapuscinski, A. R.; Hayes, K. R.; Li, S.; Dana, G.; Hallerman, E. M.; Schei, P. J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to environmental risk assessment for transgenic fish.

The objectives, structure and purpose of this book on environmental risk assessment for transgenic fish are presented. The definitions and types of risk assessment methods are discussed. The framework and process for environmental risk assessment are given focus.

Author(s)
Hayes, K. R.; Kapuscinski, A. R.; Dana, G.; Li, S.; Devlin, R. H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessing ecological effects of transgenic fish prior to entry into nature.

This chapter addresses the methodologies for assessing the potential ecological effects of transgenic fish before they actually enter unconfined environments. A strategy for identifying the most important data is outlined, and methods for generating them are presented. The following are also...

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.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to the concepts and methods of uncertainty analysis.

This chapter provides a non-technical introduction to uncertainty analysis. The 3 main types of uncertainty commonly encountered in environmental risk assessment are discussed. The techniques to address these are identified. A number of practical analysis issues is highlighted. Only the most...

Author(s)
Hayes, K. R.; Regan, H. M.; Burgman, M. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Risk assessment of transgenic fish: synthesis and conclusions.

This book presents a comprehensive risk assessment framework and science-based methodologies for assessing and managing potential environmental risks pertaining to aquaculture and other uses of transgenic fish. This concluding chapter summarizes the main messages of the book, identifies...

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.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development of transgenic fish: scientific background.

This chapter highlights some of the important examples of transgenic fish development. An overview of important steps in fish transgenesis is given. The status of development in the case of transgenic carp, tilapias, Atlantic salmon and mud loach is discussed. Other future applications of...

Author(s)
Nam, Y. K.; Maclean, N.; Fu, C.; Pandian, T. J.; Eguia, M. R. R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Gong, Z.; Maclean, N.; Devlin, R. H.; Martinez, R.; Omitogun, O.; Estrada, M. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Approaches to assessing gene flow.

This chapter focuses on ways to assess the likelihood of gene flow before approved use and actual entry of transgenic fish into the environment. A step-by-step approach for assessing gene flow based on a fault tree of the chain of events necessary for introgression of transgenes into a wild...

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.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Risk management: reducing risk through confinement of transgenic fish.

This chapter describes and reviews existing and potential methods of confinement of transgenic fish. The technical aspects of physical confinement measures that are necessary and appropriate to minimize the possibility of the entry of transgenic fish into a receiving environment are presented....

Author(s)
Mair, G. C.; Nam, Y. K.; Solar, I. I.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Risk management: post-approval monitoring and remediation.

This chapter addresses the considerations for the design of a monitoring programme for detecting the presence of transgenic escapees and some of their subsequent ecological consequences. The monitoring endpoints and relevant scientific and statistical methodologies are identified as well as the...

Author(s)
Senanan, W.; Hard, J. J.; Alcivar-Warren, A.; Trisak, J.; Zakaraia-Ismail, M.; Lorenzo Hernandez, M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter

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