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Modified Organism
Flax modified for improved ability to bind heavy metals
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2012-10-24 20:18 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-10-24 20:18 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Flax modified for improved ability to bind heavy metals
Transformation event
Agritec Plant Research
Agritec Plant Research
Zemedelska 2520/16
Czech Republic, 787 01
Phone:+420 583 382-111
Fax:+420 583 382-999
Url:Agritec Ltd.
Flax and linseed plants were genetically modified to enhance the ability of flax to increase the production of proteins in plants which are able to bind heavy metals and thereby inactivate them by accumulating the heavy metal pollutants from the soil into the plants and their parts.
Recipient Organism or Parental Organisms
The term Recipient organism refers to an organism (either already modified or non-modified) that was subjected to genetic modification, whereas Parental organisms refers to those that were involved in cross breeding or cell fusion.
Linum usitatissimum - Flax, Flax, Linseed, LINUS
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
CaMV 35S promoter
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CP Peptide
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter
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Neomycin Phosphotransferase II
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
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Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
Transformed genotypes contain a selectable marker nptII conferring the resistance to kanamycin.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Research
Additional Information
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