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Large quantities of rice seeds from transgenic lines bulked up

The objective was to produce adequate quantities of seed from the transgenic rice lines for the other partners involved in SAFOTEST.

After establishment of the lines expressing the proteins of interest, seed from the primary transformants were multiplied in environmentally controlled rooms at 30C with a 16 hour photoperiod; seeds were subsequently sent to Zhejiang University, China for bulking up in the field.

Between 200-250 kg of each rice line was harvested and despatched to be used by the other SAFOTEST partners.

More information on the project can be found at: http://www.entransfood.com/RTDprojects/SAFOTEST/safotest.html

Reported by

University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
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