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Record information and status
Record ID
110868
Status
Published
Date of creation
2016-08-25 11:10 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2020-10-28 15:25 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2020-10-29 12:58 UTC (nina.opitz@bmel.bund.de)

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General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Germany
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Berlin
Germany, 10117
Phone:+49-(0)3018-445-6500
Fax:+49-(0)3018-445-6099
Email:german_bch@bvl.bund.de
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de (english language),BVL Homepage (English)
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
6786-01-0116 (adv. 42010.0116); Decision regarding the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. x P. tremuloides Michx.), independent lines of T89-35S-Bar, issued by the German Competent Authority
Date of the decision
2000-05-23
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
Yes
Jurisdiction
  • Germany
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
Was the decision triggered by a request for a transboundary movement of LMOs into the country?
No
Does the decision apply to transboundary movements of LMO(s) into the country?
No
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
BFH
Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products (BFH)
Institute of Wood Research
Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf

Institute of Forest Genetics
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf

Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Bundesallee 50
Brunschweig
Germany, 38116
Phone:+49 531 596 1003
Fax:+ 49 531 596 1099
Email:info@thuenen.de
Url:https://www.thuenen.de/en/about-us/history/bfh-forestry-and-forest-products/
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
- Prior to and during the flowering time, the field site has to be inspected twice a week for flowering aspen. Trees which are developing flower buds are to be removed before flowering.
- After completion of the field trial the release site and a surrounding area of 15 m have to be inspected for remaining roots and developing basal shoots for two years. Plant material that remains on the release site after the harvest has to be removed and destroyed by chopping or chemical treatment.
-       The inspection period has to be prolonged for one year if volunteeer hybrid aspen emerge in the last year of the inspection period.
- No plant species must be cultivated on the release site that impairs the detection of transgenic aspen volunteers.

Reasons
To comply with requirements of Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act): reduce possibility of GMO spread/establishment.
Does the decision involve field trials?
Yes
Does the decision involve commercial release?
No
LMO identification
Hybrid aspen modified for observing horizontal gene transfer into ectomycorrhizal fungi
BFH Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Risk assessment
6786-01-0116 (adv. 42010.0116); Summary of the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. x P. tremuloides Michx.), independent lines of T89-35S-Bar, issued by the German Competent Authority
Hybrid aspen modified for observing horizontal gene transfer into ectomycorrhizal fungi
BFH

Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Additional Information
Additional Information
-  type of decision: field trial
-  LMO: T89-35S-Bar1, T89-35S-Bar3, T89-35S-Bar7, T89-35S-Bar12, T89-35S-Bar14
-  legal basis: Directive 90/220/EEC, Gentechnikgesetz (German Gene Technology Act)
-  scope: test of field performance of LMO
-  authorization valid from 23 May 2000 to 31 December 2003
-  locations: 1 experimental field located in 1 village in Germany, for details refer to the German LMO/GMO location register ( https://apps2.bvl.bund.de/stareg_web/localeSwitch.do?language=en&page=/showflaechen.do?)
-  size: 1000 m²/site/year
-  max. 200 LMO/site

-  There is no Summary Notification Information Format available on the Internet (WebSNIF) for B/DE/00/116