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By G J Persley, M. M. Lantin

Following on from previous titles during this sequence, this quantity provides extra fabric generated by way of the realm Bank/ISNAR/Australian executive biotechnology study.It covers the current prestige and destiny customers for the applying of biotechnology to unravel agricultural and environmental difficulties in a couple of constructing international locations. specific concentration is given directly to advancements that experience taken position over the past decade.

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There are also concerns about the risk that the antibiotic-resistance genes used as selectable markers in GM plants may transfer to microorganisms that are human pathogens, adding to the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens. This problem is the result of widespread use of antibiotics in human and animal health. WHO, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and FAO have assessed the antibiotic-resistance markers used in transgenic crops as being safe.

Using these herbicides in the growing season may also increase the impact of spray drift on to marginal habitats and watercourses. It is not the volume of herbicides that is the issue but their efficiency and impact on wildlife. When insect resistance and herbicide tolerance are combined in the same crop variety, there may be few insects capable of feeding on the crops and few invertebrates and birds would be able to exploit the weed-free fields (Johnson, 2000). The use of more effective pesticides (including herbicides) over the past 20 years has been a major factor in causing serious declines in farmland birds, arable wild plants and insects in several European countries.

This, combined with the development of recombinant DNA technology, triggered explosive progress in every field of genetics. Today, there is a rapid transition from Mendelian to molecular genetic applications in agriculture, medicine and industry. This brief review of genetic progress from 1900 to 1999 (see Swaminathan, 2000) stresses that knowledge and discovery represent a continuum, with each generation taking our understanding of the complex web of life to a higher level. It would therefore be unwise to either adopt or discard experimental tools or scientific innovations because they are either old or new.

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