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TRANSGENIC PLANT CONTAINMENT
Glaser*, J A. TRANSGENIC PLANT CONTAINMENT. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, (1), EPA/600/A-04/023, 2003.
The new technology using plant genetics to produce chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and therapeuitics in a wide array of new plant forms requires sufficient testing to ensure that these new plant introductions are benign in the environment. A recent effort to provide necessary guidance to aid the selection of confinement conditions can be found on the internet as an Adobe pdf file of a print copy of the document can be requested. Details describing the handling of transgenic plants in greenhouses are relatively sparse. Existing NIH Guidelines specify facilities and practices for meeting containment standards appropriate for each of four biosafety levels; however, there is no single source of practical guidance on managing the containment of plant GMOs.