Environmental Biotechnology

Reducing Risks from Environmental Chemicals through Biotechnology

  • Gilbert S. Omenn

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Microbial Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James M. Tiedje, Todd O. Stevens
      Pages 3-14
    3. Ronald M. Atlas, Gary S. Sayler
      Pages 31-45
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 47-57
  3. Relevant Advances in Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. K. N. Timmis, F. Rojo, J. L. Ramos
      Pages 61-79
    3. Stanley N. Cohen, Christine A. Miller, Serge Beaucage, Donald P. Biek
      Pages 97-104
    4. Anne O. Summers
      Pages 105-109
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 111-117
  4. Minimizing Risks of Release of Microorganisms into the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 127-139
  5. Applications to Chemical and Environmental Targets, Combining Microbial and Engineering Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Gaylen R. Brubaker, Jurgen H. Exner
      Pages 163-171
    3. Thomas D. Frick, Ronald L. Crawford, Michael Martinson, Tom Chresand, George Bateson
      Pages 173-191
    4. Michael J. K. Nelson, P. H. Pritchard, Al W. Bourquin
      Pages 203-209
    5. Michael Weishaar
      Pages 223-236
    6. William D. St. John, David J. Sikes
      Pages 237-252
    7. Ronald Unterman, Donna L. Bedard, Michael J. Brennan, Lawrence H. Bopp, Frank J. Mondello, Ronald E. Brooks et al.
      Pages 253-269
    8. Clement E. Furlong, Joseph A. Sundstrom, Edward B. Weiler, Peter W. Cheung, John Yin, Harvey W. Blanch
      Pages 271-280
    9. Jenefir D. Isbister, Robert E. Wyza, Joseph Lippold, Alice DeSouza, George Anspach
      Pages 281-293
    10. Makram T. Suidan, Girgis F. Nakhla
      Pages 295-306
    11. Joe C. Watt, Vincent S. Wroniewicz, Daniel F. Ioli
      Pages 307-322
    12. Back Matter
      Pages 323-330
  6. The Role of Biotechnology in Pollution Control and the Role of Genetic Engineering in such Biotechnology Applications

  7. Corporate Panel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Gilbert S. Omenn, Christopher Bayley, Gaylen R. Brubaker, Dick A. Davis, Dale Pflug, David Sikes et al.
      Pages 391-401
  8. Public Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Gilbert S. Omenn, Caroline Allen, John Dohrmann, Tim Douglas, Susan Hall, Gordon Orians
      Pages 405-417
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 431-436
  9. Concluding Remarks

    1. Gilbert S. Omenn
      Pages 437-437
  10. Poster Abstracts (Alphabetical)

About this book


Gilbert S. Omenn Dean, School of Public Health and Community Medicine University of Washington Seattle, Washington 98195 On behalf of the University of Washington , the City of Seattle, the Steering Committee, and the sponsoring agencies, corporations, and organ­ izations, I welcome you. \Ve all expect this Conference to stimulate further what is becoming an important application of biotechnology in an area in which our society experiences considerable frustration and gloom: the management of hazardous wastes. It is an all-too-frequent refrain that technology has its benefits and its risks. To many--in the lay pUblic, at least--the damaging notion has taken hold that we are capable of creating problems but are less capable of finding solutions. Chemical streams from industry, agriculture, municipal operations, and household operations have contaminated groundwater, drinking water, and soils, and have undermined the productivity of agri­ culture and the quality of life. In the meantime, however, we have im­ proved our quality of life in immeasurable ways through some related developments. The challenge is to continue the enhancements while modifying or preventing the damage.


biology life sciences metabolism microbial ecology microorganism

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilbert S. Omenn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0826-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0824-7
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