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A Field Guide to Little Known Genetically Engineered Organisms

Including Revisionary Interpretations About Their Impact on World History

By (author) John C. Avise
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Bulgaria
Published: 18th Mar 2007
Dimensions: w 130mm h 210mm
ISBN-10: 9546422924
ISBN-13: 9789546422927
Barcode No: 9789546422927
The High-flow Cow (pictured above and on the front cover) is just one of many remarkable organisms recently created by the biotechnology industry. Here, the author guides readers on a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the little-known world of genetic engineering. Not only are field marks, behaviors, habitats, and geographic ranges provided for 35 of the world's most top-secret genetically engineered species, but so too are described the historical sagas and personal dramas behind each creature's artificial manufacture. From Migratory Chickens and Marijuana-sniffing Dogs to Fire-retardant Trees, Square Tomatos, and Oil-drinking Bacteria, the creatures described in this Field Guide give new meaning to the old adage that "fiction is stranger than truth. John C. Avise is a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Irvine, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to hundreds of publications in scientific journals, he has written a wide variety of textbooks and trade books, including an entirely serious treatise on the biotechnology industry entitled "The Hope, Hype, and Reality of Genetic Engineering".

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