Monitoring recombinant DNA microorganisms and viruses in soil

M. F. Deflaun, C. P. Gerba

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Methods to monitor survival, transport and ecological impact of genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs) and their recombinant genes in the soil environment are briefly described. Methods are introduced for: genetic and phenotypic marking of GEMs; measuring processes of genetic exchange in the soil; monitoring of bacterial survival in the soil; biological containment of GEMs; and detecting viruses in the soil, including bacterial and animal viruses. -J.W.Cooper

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-150
Number of pages20
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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