Application of Genetically Modified Organisms in Waste Management – A Review

Authors

  • EE Ebah Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
  • IA Yange Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
  • IR Ohie Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
  • OJ Inya Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/sjm.v12i1.63338

Keywords:

Composting, Anaerobic Digestion, Activated Sludge, Biosorption, Wastes

Abstract

Mankind has suffered many deleterious consequences from improper waste management following the advent of industrialization and xenobiotic wastes. Although there are several methods for treating waste such as physical methods which includes; reuse, recycling and landfills of waste, but the use of biological agents is preferred. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are microbes employed for enhanced degradation strategy which has greater prospects over the wild microbes. These bacteria can persist and transfer the genes to other microbes resulting in unintended effects in microbial community. The development of bioluminescent suicidal GMOs could be a way out. This review advocates for more research into this important area in order to tackle the perennial problems of waste management.

Stamford Journal of Microbiology, Vol.12 (1) 2022: 15-20

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Published

2022-12-20

How to Cite

Ebah, E., Yange, I., Ohie, I., & Inya, O. (2022). Application of Genetically Modified Organisms in Waste Management – A Review. Stamford Journal of Microbiology, 12(1), 15–20. https://doi.org/10.3329/sjm.v12i1.63338

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