Genetic engineering of Australian rice (1998)

Abedinia, M


This IREC Farmer Newsletter article presents an update on research into genetically modifying Australian rice for cold tolerance. This was a RIRDC rice (USC1A) undertaken at Southern Cross University with assistance of Australian rice breeding program. The aim of the project was to produce transgenic rice plants by isolating cold tolerance genes from Zizania or Potamphila and then introducing into the Australian rice variety Jarrah using biotechnology techniques. The trial was still underway at time of printing. 

*** Important to note in 2016 still not geneticially modified rice is available***