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- Ben Gilna; Jennifer Kuzma; Stephanie Showalter Otts
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.6 pp. 1299-1312
- biodiversity; biological control; biological control agents; fish; governance; invasive species; issues and policy; laws and regulations; researchers; stakeholders
- ... The modification of living agents for biological control can be collectively regarded as genetic biocontrol (GBC). Applications to invasive fish are an area of significant work in GBC, employing a diversity of techniques. Some of these techniques are governed by particular legislation, policy or treaty, (e.g., transgenesis), while others deliver agents with similar properties with minimal regulati ...
- Stephanie Showalter Otts
- Biological invasions 2014 v.16 no.6 pp. 1289-1298
- wildlife; genetically modified organisms; recombinant DNA; humans; Food and Drug Administration; biological control agents; drugs; introduced species; ribosomal DNA; plant pests; genetic engineering; fish; invasive species; hatcheries; biological control; United States
- ... This paper provides an overview of the U.S. regulatory framework governing genetic biocontrol efforts for invasive fish. Genetic biocontrol refers to the intentional release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment to control a target population of a non-native species. The terms “genetically modified” and “genetically engineered” are often used interchangeably, despite the sc ...