Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)
Composition – animal nutrition, Yield, Selectable marker – antibiotic resistance
This licence allows Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to conduct a limited and controlled release of perennial ryegrass genetically modified for fructan biosynthesis in Australia. Two genes, both derived from perennial ryegrass, have been introduced into the GM perennial ryegrass plants. The genetic modifications lead to increased plant nutritional quality and biomass production.
A range of licence conditions have been imposed to limit the size, location and duration of the release, and to require training for all people who work with the GM perennial ryegrass. Control measures include conditions to minimise dispersal of GM seed and GM pollen by growing the GM perennial ryegrass plants in a plastic and steel mesh polyhouse which is surrounded by a monitoring and isolation zone, to securely transport and store the GM seed, and to inspect the trial site after completion of the trial to ensure all GM plants are destroyed.
The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.
You can find out more about perennial ryegrass and how it is farmed in Australia in our biology document.
Outlines the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence following the assessment of this application.
FAQs on the licence application and the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence for this application.
A summary of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan prepared as part of the assessment of this application. It provides a brief description of the licence application, the risk assessment and risk management plan.
The final risk assessment and management plan prepared to support the Regulator's decision. It describes the GMO(s) and proposed work with the GMO(s) and provides an assessment of potential risks posed by the GMO(s). It also includes a summary of submissions received during the public consultation process.