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Modified Organism
Linseed with altered fatty acids and oil composition
Record information and status
Record ID
40319
Status
Published
Date of creation
2007-08-16 15:47 UTC (bch@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-08-08 15:30 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-08-08 15:31 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Linseed with altered fatty acids and oil composition
Transformation event
Multiple events
Developer(s)
The reference is invalid, the item may have been unpublished.
Description
Genes involved in fatty acid biosynthesis have been introduced into linseed in order to alter the fatty acid composition towards very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. The neomycin phosphotransferase II gene is used as selectable marker 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.
Linum usitatissimum - Flax, Flax, Linseed, LINUS
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Commercial cultivar Flanders
Characteristics of the transformation process
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.
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II - Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium, Rhizobium, RHIRD
Transcript 7 gene 3' untranslated region - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium, Rhizobium, RHIRD
Unknown seed protein-promoter - Vicia faba - Broad Bean, Tick Bean, Windsor Bean, Horse Bean, Pigeon Bean, Field Bean
Octopine Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium, Rhizobium, RHIRD
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
Information on the inserted DNA sequences

- a gene encoding a D6-Elongase from Physcomitrella patens connected to the usp (unknown seed protein) promoter from Vicia faba and the ocs (octopin synthase) terminator from Agrobacterium tumefaciens;

- a gene encoding a D6-desaturase from Phaeodactylum tricornutum connected to the usp (unknown seed protein) promoter from Vicia faba and the ocs (octopin synthase) terminator from Agrobacterium tumefaciens;

- a gene encoding a D5-desaturase from Phaeodactylum tricornutum connected to the usp (unknown seed protein) promoter from Vicia faba and the ocs (octopin synthase) terminator from Agrobacterium tumefaciens;

- the selectable marker gene neomycin phosphotransferase II flanked by the nos promoter and the ATG7 polyadenylation region from Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
Additional Information
Additional Information
The linseed were grown in field trials for only a few years. The project has now been cancelled.

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