HILILI, J.M and Onyia, Christie and Ekwue, Y.A and Yusuf, H.O (2011) BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY. International Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 1 (1).

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Objectives: The human population of Nigeria is about 140 million and to achieve millennium development goals, requires improved biotechnology and a sustainable environment, among other factors. Pollution as a result of oil exploration, industrial, agricultural activities and poor waste management system have been identified as major threats to our environment. Phyto and bacteria bioremediation, are recommended methods of handling land polluted with oil. Genetic engineering of gene from gelly fish which shows florescence and the vector from the bacteria pseudomonas putida was able to produce a transgenic biosensor, an instrument of bioremediation, in the detection of land mines in the environment. Dianococaus radioduras an extrimophile is the most effective and efficient radiation repair bacteria, has been very useful in bioremediation. Intense reforestation will help to check global warming, flooding and desert encroachment. Microbial type culture shall upgrade biotechnology in Nigeria. Vertiver a plant with vertical root system above 2m in the soil provides good anchorage for erosion control. The challenges facing full scale success of Biotechnology in Nigeria includes lack of enabling laws and research facilities, Poor awareness and education. The socio economic gains in sustainable biotechnology includes: Growth in the Country‟s Gross Domestic Product (GDP); food security is enhanced; decline in poverty; tourist attraction and good health of the people.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 11:45
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