Start of rearing transgenic silkworm

Updated:June 8, 2016 (Wednesday)

The experimental plan for rearing of transgenic silkworm for FY2016 has been announced. This year, transgenic silkworm used for production of blue and orange-color fluorescent silk as well as deep staining silk will be reared. The announcement of this year's schedule including the procedure for rearing and assessment of risk to biological diversity was held at the Gunma Sericultural Technology Center in Maeba City, Gunma Prefecture on June 30, 2016. Press release is available here (in Japanese only).