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Risk Assessment
Record information and status
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Date of creation
2012-01-25 12:29 UTC (warrier@nic.in)
Date of publication
2012-01-25 12:29 UTC (warrier@nic.in)

General Information
  • India
Title of risk assessment
Approval for environmental release  of three  Bt cotton  hybrids  containing Cry 1Ac gene  (MON 531 event) developed by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (MAHYCO)
Date of the risk assessment
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the risk assessment
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Contact details of the main responsible risk assessor
Mr Raju Barwale
Managing Director
Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited (MAHYCO)
Resham Bhavan, 78, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate
Mumbai, Maharashtra
India, 400 020
Phone:+91 22 22049497,+91 22 22043020
Fax:+91 22 22043020
Risk assessment details
Living modified organism
MON-ØØ531-6 - Bollgard™ cotton
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin, Streptomycin Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Show detection method(s)
Scope of the risk assessment
  • LMOs for Introduction into the environment
    • Commercial production
Methodology and points to consider
LMO detection and identification methods proposed
Immunological and DNA based detection methods have been developed for detection of cry1Ac protein. Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur is the referral laboratory for the same.
Additional Information
Additional Information
The approval for environmental release for three Bt cotton hybrids expressing cry1Ac gene (MON 531 event) was intially for a period of three years(2002-2005). Subsequently the approval was extended after performance evaluation and currently several Bt cotton hybrids containing the same events are under commercial cultivation in cotton growing states across the country.  

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