Overview

Experimental release of genetically modified winter wheat strains

Agroscope Reckenholz

Purpose: Investigation into yield increase in genetically modified winter wheat in field trials, as well as susceptibility to diseases and pests.

SECB statement

Experimental release of cisgenic apple trees

Agroscope Reckenholz

Purpose: Investigation of cisgenic apple trees under field conditions and comparison of morphological and physiological parameters with control plants.

SECB Statement

Experimental release of genetically modified potato strains

Agroscope Reckenholz

Purpose: Investigation of the efficacy of various inserted Rpi genes, alone or in combination, against late blight; of the phenotypic properties of the genetically modified potato strains; and of biosafety aspects.

SECB Statement

Experimental release of genetically modified Pm3 wheat strains

University of Zurich

Objective: basic research on the biology of wheat resistance and investigation of the effects of “stacked” wheat strains (containing two different Pm3 alleles).

SECB Statement

NRP 59 experimental releases of genetically modified wheat

ETH Zürich / University of Zurich

Objective: to investigate specific and quantitative resistance to mildew using transgenic wheat strains and basic research into the gene flow between wheat and jointed goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica).

SECB Statements

KP4 Wheat

ETH Zurich

Objective: Testing resistance towards fungus

SECB Statements

Maize T25

Plüss-Stauffer AG

Objective: Tolerance of glufosinate herbicide

Potatoes

FA Changins

Objective: Protection against Late Blight

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Last edition: 25.04.2019

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