ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Superbug

Jargon for the bacterial strain of Pseudomonas developed by Chakrabarty, who combined hydrocarbon-degrading genes carried on different plasmids into one organism. Although this genetically engineered micro-organism is neither “super” nor a “bug”, it represents a landmark example because it showed how genetically modified microbial strains could be used in a novel way and because it was the basis for the precedent-setting legal decision that declared that genetically engineered organisms were patentable.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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