Ecological Constraints on Genetic Engineering

  • Martin Alexander
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 28)


The aim of this paper is to present, briefly to be sure, the views of a microbial ecologist with a strong practical bent. These views, I believe, have relevance to genetic engineering to control environmental pollutants. I shall point out several ways by which the chances of success can be increased and some of the problems that may be encountered.


Influenza Virus Lake Water Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineer Alcohol Ethoxylates 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Alexander
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Soil Microbiology, Department of AgronomyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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