Lactobacillus that has been isolated from the gastrointestinal tract of broiler chickens is being used to make live oral vaccines to immunize the chickens against infectious diseases. Using GM probiotic bacteria as vaccine vectors is risky to say the least. These bacteria are beneficial symbionts of the gastrointestinal tract, and have adapted to their human and animal hosts over millions to billions of years of evolution. Genetically modifying them as vectors could beyond question turn them into pathogens, which are pre-adapted to invade the human and animal gut. Besides, the gastrointestinal tract is an ideal environment for horizontal gene transfer and recombination, which is the major route to creating pathogens. Because of these reasons genetically modifying probiotic bacteria should be banned.
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