Modified growth characteristics resulting from the additional expression of the CYP78A1 gene (encoding cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase) under the control of the GA2oxidase promoter
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.
Information for the public
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Information related to the decision procedure
20 January 2015: The Biosafety Advisory Council issues a positive advice for this trial.
20 Februari 2015: The Federal Ministers give a positive decision for this trial.