Symbiotic Control in agriculture and medicine
New methods are being reported that offer unprecedented opportunities to address pest and disease problems in agriculture and medicine. One of the most exciting areas of application employs symbiotic organisms to deliver anti-disease or other strategies. The new methods sometimes use recombinant methods to produce genetically modified microbes. The novelty of employing recombinant organisms to address traditional and here-to-fore insoluble problems finds the regulatory community lacking precedents for how to proceed.