Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Oxitec GM DBM trials show good results

Results of field trials of UK-based biotechnology company Oxitec’s (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) genetically modified diamondback moths (DBM - Plutella xylostella) show “dramatically” reduced moth populations. The moths have been modified to produce female offspring that die before maturity. They carry a colour marker for monitoring. The results from trials by scientists from the US, UK and China show that DBM populations in greenhouses were well controlled within eight weeks. The company succeeded in producing the GM moths in 2012.



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts