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Modified Organism
DP-Ø73496-4 - Optimum® Gly Canola
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2013-07-18 14:37 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2013-12-12 20:31 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2013-12-12 20:31 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Optimum® Gly Canola
Transformation event
Unique identifier
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
7100 NW 62nd Avenue
PO Box 1000
Johnston, Iowa
United States of America, 50131
Phone:+1 515 535-3200
Url:Pioneer HiBred International Homepage
Canola modified for tolerance to the glyphosate herbicide through the insertion of the Glyphosate-N-Acteyltransferase gat4621 gene.
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.
Brassica napus - Turnip, Rapeseed, Canola Plant, Oilseed Rape, Rape, BRANA
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Line 1822B
Related LMOs
DP-Ø61Ø61-7 - Glyphosate tolerant canola
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
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Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Biolistic / Particle gun
Genetic elements construct
Polyubiquitin10 gene promoter
1.31 Kb
Glyphosate-N-Acteyltransferase gene
0.44 Kb
Proteinase inhibitor II gene terminator
0.31 Kb
Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
73496 canola has been genetically modified to express the GAT4621 version of the protein.

Southern blot analysis indicated that a single, intact PHP28181A DNA fragment was inserted into the genome with no plasmid backbone DNA.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
  • Feed
Detection method(s)
External link(s)

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