Commentary: Some Issues in Biodegradation

  • Martin Alexander
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 45)


As an individual, not on behalf of the EPA Science Advisory Board, I would like to share with you some of the problems I have observed with reviews of a variety of technologies. I have been with the Science Advisory Board since the marquee at EPA was first lit up, except for a brief period in 1981 when there was an enforced sabbatical leave for some of us. I would like to indicate some of the issues that I see in the area of biodegradation in the broader sense, and in applying genetic engineering to biodegradation in a narrow sense.


Biological Treat Vinyl Chloride Science Advisory Narrow Sense International Rice Research Institute 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Alexander
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  1. 1.Department of AgronomyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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