Host organism: Zea mays (Maize)
Zea Mays photo

Modified growth characteristics resulting from the additional expression of the CYP78A1 gene (encoding cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase) under the control of the GA2oxidase promoter

Project title: 
Scientific field evaluation of maize with modified growth characteristics
Year(s) of release: 
2015, 2016, 2017
Effective year(s) of release: 
2015, 2016
Municipality of Wetteren
Number of sites: 
Total surface: 
Max. 1000 m2
Monitoring measures: 

Removal of any appearing tassel in the transformed line to prevent gene flow by pollen spread. Careful manual harvesting of the cobs and storing in closed bags to prevent seed dispersal. The seeds, after analysis, and the tassels will be destroyed. To prevent the spread of transgenes into the environment after termination of the field trial, monitoring for GM maize volunteers will be done.


Authorisation procedure still ongoing. Positive advice of the Biosafety Council issued on 20 January 2015.

Type of procedure: 
Standard procedure - Chapter II Royal Decree 21 February 2005

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