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Modified Organism
HZU-HHØØ1-9 - Insect resistent rice
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2014-10-30 10:33 UTC (enrico.ben@ec.europa.eu)
Date of last update
2019-07-26 13:10 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2019-07-26 13:10 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Insect resistent rice
Transformation event
Bt63 (TT51-1)
Unique identifier
Huazhong Agricultural University
Shizishan Street N. 1
Hongshan District
Wuhan, Hubei
China, 430070
Phone:+86 27 87281181
Fax:+86 27 87396057
Modified rice BT63 (TT51-1) is an insect-resistant strain that expresses a codon-optimized, truncated Cry1Ab/Ac fusion cassette derived from sequences of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki HD1 and HD73. The synthetic construct encodes an insecticidal protein conferring resistance against certain lepidoptera species.
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.
Oryza sativa - Rice, ORYSA
Characteristics of the transformation process
pFHBT1 and pGL2RC7
Techniques used for the modification
  • Biolistic / Particle gun
Genetic elements construct
Rice actin 1 gene promoter
0.90 Kb
Rice actin 1, intron
0.43 Kb
1.83 Kb
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
0.27 Kb
Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
The expression of the hybrid Crystal protein 1Ab/Ac (Cry1Ab/Ac) is under the control of a Oryza sativa (rice) Actin 1 gene promoter and the Agrobacterium tumefaciens nopaline synthase (nos) terminator. The first intron of rice Actin 1 was included with the promoter to promote expression of Cry1Ab/Ac in the rice plant.

Hybrid Cry1Ab/Ac:
The hybrid Cry1Ab/Ac consists of 1344 bp from B. thuringiensis HD1 Cry1Ab and 486 bp from B. thuringiensis HD73 Cry1Ac. The sequence of the hybrid Cry1Ab/Ac was sequence optimized for high G/C content for efficient expression in rice.

Information regarding the transgene insertion:
The transgenic insert contains two tandem repeats of a Cry1Ab/Ac cassette integrated at the same site as a head-to tail concatemer. The first Cry1Ab/Ac cassette at the 5' end of the transgenic insert contains a truncated Actin 1 promoter (149 bp) which is missing the regulatory elements for maximal gene expression and cannot encode for a functional protein.

The second Cry1Ab/Ac cassette is complete. An 83 bp long segment of the Amp gene is located between the two tandem repeats of the Cry1Ab/Ac cassette. Incomplete ampicillin (653 bp) and hygromycin (50 bp) resistance genes are further located in the 3' downstream region.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
  • Selectable marker genes and reporter genes
Common use(s)
  • Food

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