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Effects of releasing gems in soil: application of flow cytometry - RG0106

The aim of the project is to use appropriate markers and flow cytometry to enumerate a known micro-organism (in this case Pseudomonas putida mt-2 with a range of plasmids marked with xt1E) recovered from soil and sediment samples and to develop this methodology to provide information on the microbial population dynamics of release of a marked GMO into soil. Plasmid transfer potential will be assessed using more conventional techniques.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1991

To: 1994

Cost: £122,824
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Liverpool, Natural Environment Research Council
Fields of Study
Biotechnology and GMOs