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India's Rubber Research Institute Develops Genetically Modified Rubber Plants

Published on 2010-12-24. Author : SpecialChem

KOTTAYAM, India -- Citing encouraging laboratory results, the Rubber Research Institute of India has announced that it has developed genetically modified (GM) rubber plants by making use of an enzyme called MnSDD. These plants will now be sent for field trials.

These genetically modified versions have been developed with the aim to overcome adverse effects of global warming and climate change.

The proposed field trials have been approved by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. However, no final proposal has been made by the Indian Rubber Board for cultivation of GM rubber plants on a commercial level.

About The Rubber Board of India

The Rubber Board is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India, under the Rubber Act 1947, for the overall development of the rubber industry in the country.

Written By: Specialchem Editorial Team
(Based on information displayed on www.checkbiotech.org and www.rubberboard.org.in)


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