Research and development of transgenic plants in Malaysia: An example from an Asian developing country
Authors: Hashim, Marzukhi; Osman, Mohamad; Abdullah, Ruslan; Pillai, Vilasini; Bakar, Umi Abu K.; Hashim, Habibuddin; Daud, Hassan Mat
Source: Food & Nutrition Bulletin, Volume 23, Number 4, December 2002 , pp. 367-375(9)
Abstract:In 2000, agriculture contributed 13% to the national gross domestic product of Malaysia. The country of 23 million people has created a competitive program coordinated by the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, research institutions, and universities to undertake biotechnology research in several areas. Intensified research efforts are under way on oil palm, rubber, rice, papaya, and orchids. Although the most progress has been made in rice and papaya, no transgenic crop is ready for field trials. Nonetheless, preliminary steps have been taken to prepare for the trials, and detailed testing protocols are being developed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 2002
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