Gene Transfers and Environment

Proceedings of the Third European Meeting on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (BAGECO-3), 20–22 November 1991, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

  • Michel J. Gauthier
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Technical Approaches of Gene Transfer in Natural Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Selenska, S. Schentzinger, W. Klingmüller
      Pages 3-7
    3. W. D. Hiorns, I. M. Head, J. R. Saunders, A. J. McCarthy, G. H. Hall, R. W. Pickup et al.
      Pages 9-14
    4. C. Winstanley, J. A. W. Morgan, J. R. Saunders, R. W. Pickup
      Pages 15-20
    5. D. Van der Lelie, A. Sadouk, A. Ferhat, S. Taghavi, A. Toussaint, M. Mergeay
      Pages 27-32
  3. Aquatic Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. M. J. Day, J. C. Fry, J. Diaper
      Pages 35-50
    3. R. V. Miller, S. Ripp, J. Replicon, O. A. Ogunseitan, T. A. Kokjohn
      Pages 51-62
    4. H. G. Williams, M. J. Day, J. C. Fry
      Pages 69-76
  4. Soil and Terrestial Environments

  5. Human and Animal Gut

  6. Genetically Engineered Microorganisms

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-205

About these proceedings


Provided here is an up-to-date survey of gene transfers in the main natural habitats, with a special reference to genetically engineered microorganisms.In the first of five sections technical approaches of gene transfer in the natural environment are developed. These emphasize the use of modernmethodologies for the detection of recombinant bacteria in natural waters and soil, using DNA or rRNA probes and PCR technology. The three following sections deal with various aspects of gene transfer in aquatic environments, terrestrial habitats and human and animal gut. These include transfer of plasmidic or chromosomal markers through either conjugation, mobilization, transformation or transduction processes. Also covered are factors influencing survival of cells harbouring the transferred genes in these environments. The last section is devoted to an examination of scientific and ethical problems related to the release of genetically engineered microorganisms.


Biotechnologie Gentechnologie Gentransfer Polymerasekettenreaktion Umwelt biotechnology environment gene transfer genetic engineering microbial ecology microbial releases microorganism mikrobielle Ökologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel J. Gauthier
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM Unité 303NiceFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77452-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77450-8
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