This chapter focuses on transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans developed for ecotoxicology purposes to the end of 2007. This chapter discusses how transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans strains are generated and reviews literature concerning their use in biomonitoring. Developments in the understanding of stress responses is also briefly explored as they have the potential to be translated into novel C. elegans biosensor strains.
|Title of host publication||Nematodes as Environmental Indicators|
|Editors||Michael J. Wilson, Thomais Kakouli-Duarte|
|Place of Publication||Wallingford, United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||28|
|ISBN (Print)||1845933850, 978-1845933852|
|Publication status||Published - 6 May 2009|