DMH-11 (GM Mustard)

 

  • It is a Genetically Modified Mustard
  • DMH = Dhara Mustard Hybrid
  • It is herbicide tolerant mustard
  • Developed by the Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants of Delhi University
  • It was created by using “barnase/barstar” technology for genetic modification by adding genes from soil bacterium that makes mustard self-pollinating plant.
  • DMH -11 contains three genes viz. Bar gene, Barnase and Barstar sourced from soil bacterium.
  • The bar gene had made plant resistant to herbicide named Basta.
  • If it gets the green light from the environment ministry’s GEAC, it will be the first GM food crop to be commercially cultivated in India
  • It was a government sponsored project