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Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms, Volume 2

OECD Consensus Documents

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These 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.  This is intended to encourage information sharing and prevent duplication of effort among countries. This book offers ready access to those consensus documents which have been published thus far. As such, it should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic crops, regulators 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 2 - Pseudomonas

This document presents information that is accepted in the scientific literature concerning the known characteristics of fluorescent members of the genus Pseudomonas (rRNA group I pseudomonads). Regulatory officials may find this information useful in evaluating and establishing the properties of environmental applications of biotechnology which involve those micro-organisms which are the focus of this document. Consequently, a wide range of information is provided without prescribing when the information would or would not be relevant to a specific risk assessment. This document represents a “snapshot” of current information that may potentially be relevant to such assessments. However, Member countries have not yet attempted to put together an exhaustive literature review on all aspects of these organisms.

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