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Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 7

OECD Consensus Documents

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Volume 7 of the Series compiles the OECD consensus documents for use in environmental risk assessment of transgenic organisms (biosafety) issued in 2016 and 2017.

The first two chapters cover the biology of plant species (sorghum and tomato) and include elements of taxonomy, centres of origin, reproductive biology, genetics, outcrossing, crop production and cultivation practices, interactions with other organisms, main pests and pathogens, and biotechnological developments.

The third chapter relates to Atlantic salmon, the first OECD biosafety publication to address an animal species. It describes the biology and ecology of wild salmon (including classification, life stages, reproduction, centres of origin, geographical distribution, population dynamics, interaction with other organisms) and of the farmed form (domestication, aquaculture rearing practices, biocontainment, interactions with the external environment). It also provides elements of genetics, research on genetically engineered salmon and resources for its risk assessment.

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Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

This chapter deals with the biology of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). It contains information for use during the environmental risk/safety regulatory assessment of genetically engineered salmon. It is the first OECD biosafety publication to address an animal species, in this case a commonly cultured, domesticated fish reared for food production but also present in the wild in undomesticated populations. The chapter describes the biology and ecology of wild Atlantic salmon (including classification, life stages, reproduction, centres of origin, geographical distribution, population dynamics, interaction with other organisms) and of the farmed form (domestication, aquaculture rearing practices, biocontainment, interactions with the external environment). It also provides elements of genetics, research on genetically engineered salmon and bibliographic resources for risk assessment.

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