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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 3 - Acidithiobacillus

This document presents information that is accepted in the literature about the known characteristics of bacteria in the genus Acidithiobacillus. Regulatory officials may find the technical information useful in evaluating properties of micro-organisms that have been derived for various environmental applications. Consequently, this document provides a wide range of information without prescribing when the information would or would not be relevant to a specific risk assessment. The document represents a snapshot of current information (end-2002) that may be potentially relevant to such assessments.

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