Environmental Monitoring of Herbicide Tolerant Genetically Modified Zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica) around Confined Field Trials

제초제저항성 유전자변형 들잔디의 시험 격리포장 주변 환경방출 모니터링

  • Lee, Bumkyu (Biosafety Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science) ;
  • Park, Kee Woong (Department of Crop Science, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Chang-Gi (Bio-Evaluation Center, KRIBB) ;
  • Kang, Hong-Gyu (Subtropical Horticulture Research Institute, Jeju National University) ;
  • Sun, Hyeon-Jin (Subtropical Horticulture Research Institute, Jeju National University) ;
  • Kwon, Yong-Ik (Subtropical Horticulture Research Institute, Jeju National University) ;
  • Song, In-Ja (Subtropical Horticulture Research Institute, Jeju National University) ;
  • Ryu, Tae-Hun (Biosafety Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science) ;
  • Lee, Hyo-Yeon (Subtropical Horticulture Research Institute, Jeju National University)
  • 이범규 (국립농업과학원 생물안전성과) ;
  • 박기웅 (충남대학교 식물자원학과) ;
  • 김창기 (한국생명공학연구원 바이오평가센터) ;
  • 강홍규 (제주대학교 아열대원예산업연구소) ;
  • 선현진 (제주대학교 아열대원예산업연구소) ;
  • 권용익 (제주대학교 아열대원예산업연구소) ;
  • 송인자 (제주대학교 아열대원예산업연구소) ;
  • 류태훈 (국립농업과학원 생물안전성과) ;
  • 이효연 (제주대학교 아열대원예산업연구소)
  • Received : 2014.11.13
  • Accepted : 2014.12.05
  • Published : 2014.12.31


The cultivation area and use of genetically modified (GM) crops have been increased continuously over the world. Seed distribution and transgenes to environmental ecosystem is one of the most important factors in risk assessment and risk management of GM crop. Safe management for the development and commercialization of GM crops is required according to The Act on Transboundary Movements of Living Modified Organisms,etc (LMO Act) in Korea. This study was conducted to setup the environmental monitoring system of GM zoysiagrass (event JG21 and JG21-MS). The monitoring was performed in 4 GMO confined fields, Sungwhan, Ochang, Jeju University and Jeju Namwon. In the result of monitoring, we could not found any gene flow and distribution of GM zoysiagrass in the 3 fields, but one spill of JG21 was found in the Namwon field in 2012. These results suggest that continuous monitoring is necessary to detect the occurrence of GM zoysiagrass for preventing genetic contamination in natural environment.


Environmental monitoring;Genetically modified;Risk assessment;Seed distribution;Zoysiag


Grant : Research Program for Agricultural Science & Technology Development

Supported by : National Academy of Agricultural Science


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