• Journal Article

Bioprospecting in the developing world

Citation

Garrity, G. M., & Hunter-Cevera, J. (1999). Bioprospecting in the developing world. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 2(3), 236-240. DOI: 10.1016/S1369-5274(99)80041-1

Abstract

During the past ten years, species-rich nations in the developing world have sought to capitalize on their 'biological patrimony' through a variety of business relationships with multinational corporations as a means of underwriting their conservation efforts. Initially lauded, these relationships have generated more rhetoric than revenues to date. The ramifications of these results on bioprospecting are discussed along with the foreseeable changes in models of collaboration.