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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Vol.11, No. 3-4   July 2001
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New ASM Report Looks at Small-Scale Solutions

Global Environmental Change: Microbial Contributions, Microbial Solutions, a new report from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), suggests that microbiology can provide solutions to such serious environmental challenges as the increase in greenhouse gases and other stresses. Written by Gary M. King (University of Maine), James Tiedje (Michigan State University) and the ASM Committee on Environmental Microbiology, the report makes four recommendations for enhancing microbiological solutions to global change:

  • Integrate an understanding of microbiological processes at all organizational levels, from individual organisms to ecosystems.
  • Discover, characterize, and harness the abilities of microbes that play important roles in transformations of trace gases and various toxic elements.
  • Implement policies that promote effective long-term research on the microbiology of global change.
  • Establish programs to train people to solve tomorrow's complex environmental problems.
The report can be downloaded from http://www.asm.org/Policy/index.asp?bid=6004.
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