Antibiotic Resistance as a result of GMOS found in natural ecosystem

addiction-71573_640A recent 2012 Chinese study released in December found microbes that were resistant to antibiotics. The cause of was directly linked to the presence of GMOs, specifically synthetic plasmid vector sources, which strongly suggests transgene contamination.
The microbes were found in all rivers tested and contained the gene.

The exact origin of the transgenic DNA incorporated into the native was not determined. They could have originated from from agricultural fields or from unintentional escape from contained .

This study suggests that the introduction of GMOs without an and an analysis of the amount of transgenic contamination into the natural ecosystem could represent a tip of the ice berg scenario, with potentially unexplored .

Source

Chen J, Jin M, Qiu ZG, Guo C, Chen ZL, Shen ZQ, Wang XW, Li JW.
College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University , Chengdu, 610064, People’s Republic of China. A Survey of bla Genes Originating from Synthetic in Six Chinese Rivers.Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Dec 18;46(24):13448-54. doi: 10.1021/es302760s. Epub 2012 Dec 6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23215020

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