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Modified Organism
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide tolerance
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2017-04-03 12:36 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2017-05-18 16:03 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2017-05-18 16:04 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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LMO name
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide tolerance
Transformation event
PLANTA Angewandte Pflanzengenetik und Biotechnologie GmbH
Grimsehlstraße 31
Germany, 37574
Phone:+49 5561-3110
Fax:+49 5561-311243
Sugarbeets were modified to constitutively express a synthetic phosphinothricin acetyltransferase (pat) gene. As a result of the genetic modification the resulting sugarbeet is tolerant to L-phosphinothricin-containing herbicides.
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.
Beta vulgaris - Common beet, Sugarbeet, BETMA
Related LMOs
Sugarbeet modified for herbicide tolerance
PLANTA Resistance to herbicides - Glufosinate
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
CaMV 35S promoter
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Phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene
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CaMV 35S terminator
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter
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Neomycin Phosphotransferase II
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Octopine Synthase Gene Terminator
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Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
The amino acid sequence of the pat gene is based on the pat gene from Streptomyces viridochromogenes but was codon optimized for expression in sugarbeet.

The following elements of the vector piAn7 were also transferred but are not expressed and are non-functional in sugarbeet:

*The cos-site of bacteriophage Lambda;
*The ori of pBR322; and
*The SupF t-RNA gene of E. coli.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Research

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