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2012-05-11 20:20 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2012-05-11 20:20 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Session on: Transgenic insects for pest management programs: status and prospects
Chairperson: Marjorie A. HOY
Author’s contact information
Dept. of Entomology & Nematology,
University of Florida, P.O. Box 110620,
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA

E-mail: mahoy@mail.gnv.ifas.ufl.edu
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This session was the first to cover the topic of transgenic insects in any of the International Symposia on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms. The objectives were to provide an overview of the goals of various programs around the world that would involve the use of transgenic insects or other arthropods in applied pest management programs. The five speakers were asked to review the goals of programs and the risk issues that might be associated with specific transgenic insects. Although the session did not include speakers representing all the programs in progress, it provided an overview of the diversity of goals, methods, and progress towards implementation.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 5. Risk assessment of living modified mosquitoes species that act as vectors of human and animal diseases
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Overview of the 7th International Symposium on the biosafety of GMOs
© ISBR, EDP Sciences, 2003
4 page PDF
Citation: Environ. Biosafety Res. 1 (2003)
Keywords and any other relevant information

Analysis of risks of transgenic insects for pest management: past and future guidelines
Marjorie A. Hoy
University of Florida, USA

Transformation of mosquito vectors of disease: goals and risk analyses
Chris Curtis
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Transgenic pink bollworms: evaluation of risks of releases in genetic control projects
John Peloquin
University of California Riverside, USA

Chagas disease vectors that do not transmit the disease agent
Ravi Durvasula
Yale University School of Medidine, USA

Transgenic Mediterranean fruit flies for sterile insect release programs
Alan Robinson
FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Austria