Liberty Link (LL) rice 62 was developed by Bayer to be tolerant against glufosinate-based herbicides. These herbicides are sold under the tradenames Liberty, Basta, Ignite, Rely, Finale or RadicaleX.
Glufosinate is one of the 22 herbicides that will be phased out of use in the EU following a decision by the EU parliament early in 2009 to set stricter criteria for the toxicity of agrochemicals.
MS8xRf3 oilseed rape is a product of Bayer CropScience. It combines a hybridization system with tolerance to glufosinate herbicides.
MS8xRf3 was obtained by conventional crossing of MS8 and RF3 oilseed rape. The genetic modification encompasses three genes derived from bacterial and fungal sources:
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