The Impact of Gene Transfer Techniques in Eukaryotic Cell Biology

  • Jozef Stephaan Schell
  • Peter Starlinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages III-XI
  2. Introduction of DNA into Animal Cells and Its Use to Study Gene Function

  3. DNA Rearrangements in Varions Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. H. Eisen, S. Longacre, G. Buck
      Pages 49-53
    3. H. Saedler, U. Bonas, A. Gierl, B. J. Harrison, R. B. Klösgen, E. Krebbers et al.
      Pages 54-64
  4. Genetic Engineering of Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. J. Schell, L. Herrera-Estrella, P. Zambryski, M. De Block, H. Joos, L. Willmitzer et al.
      Pages 73-90
    3. J. Schröder, S. Waffenschmidt, E. W. Weiler, G. Schröder
      Pages 103-107
    4. B. Gronenborn
      Pages 108-118
  5. Introduction of DNA into the Germ Line of Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. E. F. Wagner, U. Rüther, C. L. Stewart
      Pages 127-133
    3. S. Rusconi
      Pages 134-152
  6. Applications of Genetic Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153

About these proceedings


The 35th N:osbach Colloquium "The Impact of Gene Transfer Techniques in Eukaryotic CeU Biology" brought together a number of speakers interested in various aspects of cellular and developmental biology and over 600 other scientists, who listened to the lectures and participated in the lively discussions. The questions and experiments described were very varied, but all of them illustrated the importance of recombinant DNA technology. The powerful techniques of identifying and isolating DNA sequences, followed by their introduction into living cells and even into the germ cells of multicellular organisms, have pervaded nearly every branch of molecular biology. The presentations and discussions that followed showed that recombinant DNA has tremendously increased our potential for fundamental research. Now, and for some time to corne, these contri­ butions and the resulting increase in our understanding of life will be the main result of gene manipulation. There will, however, also be applications that will lead to new industrial processes. One section was devoted to novel ways of vaccine production and another to herbicide resistance. These applications are a matter of intense debate in the public domain today. Although they reach beyond the scope of the research labora.tory at a university or research institution, scientists have the knowledge necessary to judge these developments and are sometimes directly involved. There­ fore the development of industrial qene technology requires the attention of the whole scientific community. We hope that this Symposium has also served this purpose.


Biology Cell DNA cell biology developmental biology gene transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Jozef Stephaan Schell
    • 1
  • Peter Starlinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für ZüchtungsforschungKöln 30Germany
  2. 2.Institut für GenetikUniversität KölnKöln 41Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70067-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70065-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0366-5887
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