Perspective: Edible vaccines - A concept coming of age

Tsafrir S. Mor, Miguel A. Gómez-Lim, Kenneth E. Palmer

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In addition to their traditional role as a source of natural medicines, it is now possible to genetically engineer plants to produce pharmaceuticals. Transgenic plants expressing antigens from pathogenic microorganisms offer many advantages as low-cost production systems and effective delivery systems for vaccines. This new technology might contribute to global vaccine programs and might have a dramatic impact on health care in developing countries. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in microbiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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