Learn more about gene technology, how it impacts our lives and the research CSIRO is undertaking in this field.
This page provides easy to understand definitions of common biotechnology words and terms.
Why research plant genes?
Genetically modified (GM) technology is just one of several technologies we employ in our research programs which are designed to deliver on this future.
Improving cereal performance
Working within national regulations, researchers have established several trials around Australia to test how genetically modified wheat and barley varieties respond to field conditions.
DIR121 Safflower trial
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from CSIRO to establish field plots of experimental safflower lines genetically modified (GM) to contain elevated levels oleic acid.