Revised Guidelines for Research in Transgenic Plants, 1998

The revised present document is meant for the researchers in the country who are involved in recombinant DNA research on plants. Earlier the Department of Biotechnology in January 1990 issued a compendium of guidelines under the title “Recombinant DNA Safety Guidelines”. A revision was made in 1994 under the title “Revised Guidelines for Safety in Biotechnology”. The current guidelines have been developed in the light of enormous progress that has been made in recombinant DNA research and its widespread use in developing improved microbial strains, cell lines and transgenic plants for commercial exploitation.