Risk Assessment for Deliberate Releases

The Possible Impact of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms on the Environment

  • Walter Klingmüller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Noëlle Amarger
    Pages 29-35
  3. Jan Dirk van Elsas, Jack T. Trevors, Mary-Ellen Starodub
    Pages 89-99
  4. Reinhard Simon, Bärbel Klauke, Barbara Hötte
    Pages 120-126
  5. S. Molin, P. Klemm, L. K. Poulsen, H. Biehl, K. Gerdes, P. Andersson
    Pages 127-136
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-193

About these proceedings


This thorough study is an assessment of the risks involved with the deliberate release of microorganisms modified by means of genetic engineering. Major emphasis is on European cooperative research projects such as the ones on Rhizobium and Baculovirus. Further contributions cover aspects of soil microbiology, genetic transformation in soil, molecular and plasmid genetics, horizontal spread of plasmids, as well as administrative, regulative and legal aspects in relation to possible releases.


bacteria biotechnology ecology ecosystem environment environmental protection gene transfer genetic engineering insecticide insects microorganism pollutants risk assessment soil stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Klingmüller
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für GenetikUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73421-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73419-9
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