DMH-11 : Environment for UPSC Exams

DMH-11 : Environment for UPSC Exams

  • Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 or DMH-11 is a genetically modified variety of mustard developed by the Delhi University's Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants.

  • If approved by the Centre, this will be the second GM crop, after Bt Cotton, and the first transgenic food crop to be allowed for cultivation in the country.

  • The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulator under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) can clear the GM mustard for commercial use in India.

  • As per expert committee reports, the introduced proteins i.e. Barnase and Barstar are expressed at negligible to non-detectable levels in the edible parts and have been derived from commonly occurring non-pathogenic bacteria and are not toxic or allergenic.

  • Bt-Cotton is the only GM(Genetically Modified) crop being commercially cultivated in India.

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