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Russia approves alpha-amylase maize

Russia has approved Syngenta’s genetically modified maize line, SYN-E3272-5, for food use, according to the Black Sea Biotechnology Association (BSBA). The maize was primarily developed for dry-grind bioethanol production. It expresses a thermostable alpha-amylase enzyme, AMY797E, from the bacteria, Thermococcales spp. The maize has been approved for food and feed use by the US, Canada , Australia, Mexico and the Philippines, the BSBA notes.



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