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Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms, Volume 4

OECD Consensus Documents

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The books on “Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms” constitute a compilation of the OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents. When published, Volume 1 and 2 contained the documents issued before 2006; Volume 3 and 4 are a continuation of the compilation up to 2010.

The OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents identify elements of scientific information used in the environmental safety and risk assessment of transgenic organisms which are common to OECD member countries and some non members associated with the work. This is intended to encourage information sharing, promote harmonised practices, and prevent duplication of effort among countries.

These books offer ready access to those consensus documents which have been issued on the website thus far. As such, it should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic organisms (crops, trees, microorganisms), to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities, as well as the wider scientific community.

More information on the OECD's work related to the biosafety of transgenic organisms is found at BioTrack Online (http://www.oecd.org/biotrack).

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Section 1 - Information used in the assessment of environmental applications of Acinetobacter

This document represents a snapshot of current information that may be relevant to risk assessments of micro-organisms in the genus Acinetobacter. This document presents information in the scientific literature and other publicly-available literature about the known characteristics of Acinetobacter species encountered in various environments (including clinical settings) and with diverse potential applications (environmental, industrial, agricultural, and medical).

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