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Modified Organism
GOR-73226-6 - Safflower modified for altered fatty acid content (SHOSO26)
Record information and status
Record ID
112730
Status
Published
Date of creation
2017-11-14 23:44 UTC (carl@rautakisolutions.com.au)
Date of publication
2017-11-15 21:11 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Safflower modified for altered fatty acid content (SHOSO26)
Transformation event
GOR26
Unique identifier
GOR-73226-6
Developer(s)
Dr Carl Ramage
Regulatory and Compliance Manager
Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
GO Resources Pty Ltd (GOR)
15 Sutherland Street
Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia, 3056
Phone:+61 466642679
Email:carl@rautakisolutions.com.au
Url:GO Resources
Description
The modified safflower contains RNAi gene silencing constructs that target two endogenous safflower fatty acid biosynthesis genes (CtFATB and CtFAD2.2), which are involved in the conversion of oleic acid to linoleic acid or palmitic acid. The gene silencing constructs suppress expression of the genes. As a result, the modified safflower produces seeds that accumulate a high proportion of oleic acid (approximately 92%) and very low linoleic acid (less than 2%). This high purity oleic acid is potentially valuable as an industrial raw material.
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.
Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower, CARTI
Characteristics of the transformation process
Vector
pCW732
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Introduced or modified genetic elements
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
delta(12)-fatty acid desaturase - Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower, CARTI
Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Lipid and fatty acids
Palmitoyl-Acyl Carrier Protein thioesterase - Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower, CARTI
Changes in quality and/or metabolite content - Lipid and fatty acids
Linin gene promoter - Linum usitatissimum - Flax, Flax, Linseed, LINUS
CaMV Enhanced 35S promoter - Cauliflower mosaic virus - CaMV
Octopine Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium, Rhizobium, RHIRD
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium, Rhizobium, RHIRD
Hygromycin B phosphotransferase gene - Streptomyces hygroscopicus - STRHY
Resistance to antibiotics - Hygromycin
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Research
  • Industrial oil feed stock
Additional Information