NANFA-- Transgenetic Danios

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Sat, 06 Dec 2003 21:05:19 -0500

> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 20:02:46 -0800 (PST)
> From: matt ashton
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- trading post
> On Ebay?! can you do that...?! It seems so great yet so dangerous....
> sorta related...California banned the sale of transgenic Zebra Danio
Question - is there any logical reason other than a knee jerk reaction
to genetically modified organisms? How could a GM Zebra Danio be any
more of a threat to the California freshwater ecosystems than the wild
type? I could see the reason for concern in regard to the native
populations in Asia - same as concerns for the use of GM crops in areas
where there is a possibility of contamination of wild genepools of
potentially useful plants or even loss of unique land races of crops-
but what do these designer fish have that the original species don't
that makes them a potentially invasive species?

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