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The BCH Organisms Registry includes those organisms that have been registered with the BCH as parental, recipient or donor organisms. Each record provides further information about relevant biological characteristics, including information on taxonomic status, common name, origin, centre of origin and centre of genetic diversity. Links to relevant LMO records are provided at the bottom of each individual record.

Record ID Taxonomic Status Common Name Description
101472 Aedes aegypti Yellow fever mosquito  
45769 Aequorea victoria Crystal Jellyfish This jellyfish is capable of producing flashes of blue light by a quick release of Ca2+. ...
110857 Agrobacterium rhizogenes AGRRH  
12081 Agrobacterium tumefaciens Agrobacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a species of bacteria that causes tumors (commonly known as 'galls' or 'crown galls') in dicots. ...
105603 Agrostis stolonifera Creeping bentgrass  
103885 Alfalfa mosaic virus Alfalfa mosaic virus  
103752 Amaranthus hybridus Slim Amaranth  
111928 Ananas comosus Pineapple  
103108 Anastrepha ludens Mexican fruit fly  
111523 Andropogon gerardii Big bluestem  
103770 Antirrhinum majus Common Snapdragon  
12098 Arabidopsis thaliana Thale cress Arabidopsis thaliana is a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology. Arabidopsis is a member of the mustard (Brassicaceae) family, which includes cultivated species such as cabbage and radish. ...
105199 Artemisia annua Artemisia  
101938 Arthrobacter globiformis Arthrobacter Arthrobacter is a genus of bacteria that is commonly found in soil. All species in this genus are Gram-positive obligate aerobes that are rods during exponential growth and cocci in their stationary phase.
111120 Aspergillus nidulans EMEND  
15377 Aspergillus niger    
105016 Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus AcMNPV  
105607 Avena sativa Oat  
12122 Bacillus amyloliquefaciens BACAS Bacillus amyloliquefaciens is a Gram-positive, aerobic baterium found in soil samples in nature. ...
48360 Bacillus licheniformis BACLI Bacillus licheniformis is toxinogenic and food poisoning in humans has been associated with cooked meat, poultry and vegetable dishes (particularly stews and curries which have been served with rice). ...
103064 Bacillus subtilis Bacillus Bacillus subtilis, known also as the hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. A member of the genus Bacillus, B. ...
45614 Bacillus thuringiensis Bt  
103068 Bacteriophage P1 Phage P1 P1 is a temperate bacteriophage (phage) that infects Escherichia coli and a some other bacteria. When undergoing a lysogenic cycle the phage genome exists as a plasmid in the bacterium unlike other phages that integrate into the host DNA. ...
15016 Bacteriophage T3 Phage T3 Enterobacteria phage T3 is a bacteriophage that infects Escherichia coli bacteria. It is in the genus T7-like Phages, of the family podoviridae (characterized by short, non-contractile tails).
105014 Bactrocera (Dacus) oleae Olive fruit fly  
103106 Bactrocera dorsalis Oriental fruit fly  
104597 Bean Golden Mosaic Virus CGMV  
101869 Beet Necrotic Yellow Vein Virus BNYVV  
12097 Beta vulgaris Common beet  
106324 Betula pendula Silver birch  
107879 Betula pubescens White birch  
110658 Bovine viral diarrhea virus 1 BVDV-1 The virus genome is positive-strand RNA that is translated to form a single virus polyprotein, which, through cleavage by both host and virus proteases, gives rise to either 11 or 12 mature viral proteins ...
110712 Bovine viral diarrhea virus 2 BVDV-2 The virus genome is positive-strand RNA that is translated to form a single virus polyprotein, which, through cleavage by both host and virus proteases, gives rise to either 11 or 12 mature viral proteins ...
12083 Brassica napus Turnip There are two types of B. napus: 1) oil-yielding oleiferous rape, of which one subset with specific quality characteristics is often referred to as "canola" (vernacular name), and 2) the tuber-bearing swede or rutabaga. ...
101872 Brassica oleracea Crucifers Brassica oleracea is the species of plant that includes many common foods as cultivars, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, savoy, and Chinese kale. ...
9845 Brassica rapa Canola plant Today, two species of Brassica have commercialized varieties with "double low" characteristics, i.e. ...
105666 Campanula medium Canterbury bells  
45008 Canarypox virus CNPV Canarypox virus (CNPV) is an avipoxvirus and etiologic agent of canarypox, a disease of birds both in the wild and in commercial aviaries, where significant losses result. ...
108041 Capra aegagrus hircus Domestic goat  
12085 Carica papaya Papaya Papaya, Carica papaya L., is an almost herbaceous (succulently soft-wooded), typically unbranched small tree in the family Caricaceae. ...
112725 Carthamus tinctorius Safflower  
101899 Cassava vein mosaic virus Cassava vein mosaic virus  
12125 Cauliflower mosaic virus CaMV  
103107 Ceratitis capitata Mediterranean fruit fly  
104787 Cestrum Yellow Leaf Curling Virus CYLCV  
109362 Chlamydomonas reinhardtii CHLRE  
105667 Chrysanthemum morifolium Florists chrysanthemum  
12086 Cichorium intybus Chicory  
108803 Citrus aurantium Sour orange  
111932 Citrus unshiu Satsuma mandarin  
111590 Clitoria ternatea Bluebellvine Species is cleistogamous and self pollinates.
110853 Cochliobolus heterostrophus Southern corn leaf blight fungus  
14977 Corynebacterium glutamicum CORGT  
46120 Cryptomeria japonica Japanese cedar Japanese cedar can be difficult to grow from seed. Named cultivars are propagated vegetatively by rooting mature tip cuttings in late summer or autumn, or by layering. ...
15029 Cucumber mosaic virus CMV The natural host range of CMV is wide, including Cucumis sativus and many other cucurbits, causing mosaics and stunting, and reduced fruit yield; Lycopersicon esculentum causing mosaic, reduction of leaf laminae ("fernleaf") and stunting; and ...
12124 Cucumis melo Melon  
12123 Cucurbita pepo Pumpkin Cucurbita pepo is a morphologically and ecologically diverse species composed of genetically distinct groups of cultivars and free-living populations (i.e., self-sustaining, including both wild and weedy populations).

101361 Cuphea lanceolata Cigar Flower  
106331 Cuphea wrightii Wright's waxweed Graham, S. A., 1991. Lythraceae (II). En: Sosa, V. (ed.). Flora de Veracruz. Fascículo 66. Instituto de Ecología. Xalapa, Veracruz, México. ...
110938 Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus Artichoke  
111830 Dahlia merckii Bedding dahlia  
45401 Danio rerio Zebra fish In the past decade or so the zebrafish, Danio rerio, has become a vertebrate of choice in developmental biology laboratories. ...
110869 Daucus carota subsp. sativus Carrot  
104803 Delftia acidovorans DELAC Delftia acidovorans, is a non glucose-fermenting, gram-negative, non spore-forming rod present in soil, fresh water, activated sludge, and clinical specimens (von Gravenitz 1985, Tamaoka et al. 1987, Wen et al., 1999).
108874 Diabrotica virgifera virgifera Western corn rootworm  
4954 Dianthus caryophyllus Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus or carnation does not display hazardous or weedy characteristics and is used in the floriculture industry for cut flowers. Modern cultivars are maintained by vegetative propagation. ...
106245 Dickeya dadantii DICDA  
103739 Discosoma sp. Coral anemones  
103760 Drosophila melanogaster Common Fruit Fly  
103756 Enterobacter aerogenes Enterobacter  
111541 Enterobacteria phage T4 Bacteriophage T4  
110882 Erwinia rhapontici ERWRD  
103629 Erwinia uredovora PANAN  
14930 Escherichia coli ECOLX Colibacillosis is a common systemic disease of economic importance in poultry and occurs worldwide. ...
111831 Escherichia virus lambda Lambda phage  
102151 Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus  
45010 Feline leukemia virus Feline leukemia virus Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus that infects cats. As a retrovirus, the genetic information of FeLV is carried by RNA instead of DNA. ...
100357 Figwort mosaic virus Figwort mottle virus.  
101024 Flaveria bidentis Coastal plain yellowtops  
103122 Flaveria trinervia Clustered Yellowtops Flaveria trinervia exhibits C4 carbon fixation.
105171 Fowlpox virus FOWPV  
45410 Francisella tularensis    
101926 Galleria mellonella Wax moth  
105172 Gallid herpesvirus 1 ILTV  
48969 Gallid herpesvirus 2    
105216 Gallus gallus Chicken  
10453 Glycine max Soybean  
104688 Gossypium barbadense Sea-island cotton  
12080 Gossypium hirsutum Cotton Cotton is of the Gossypium genus that is grown on every major continent and on West Indies and Pacific Basin islands. There are about 39 species of Gossypium worldwide, native to the tropics and warm temperate regions. ...
100348 Helianthus annuus Sunflower  
12129 Helianthus tuberosus Sunflower  
108280 Hevea brasiliensis Rubber tree  
45743 Homo sapiens HUMAN  
12110 Hordeum vulgare Barley  
103748 Human cytomegalovirus HCMV  
105739 Human Parainfluenza virus hPIV  
105222 Infectious bursal disease virus Gumboro virus  
45782 Influenza virus Influenza  
110307 Iris sp. Iris  
12128 Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. ozaenae Klebsiella  
104349 Lactobacillus bulgaricus    
100379 Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis Streptococcus  
111561 Lilium longiflorum Easter lily  
110870 Limnanthes douglasii Douglas' meadowfoam  
12087 Linum usitatissimum Flax Linum usitatissimum L. is a species of the family Linaceae (Flax family). It is an erect, herbaceous annual which branches corymbosely above the main stem. Two types of L. ...
110659 Lotus japonicus Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus japonicus is a wild legume that belongs to family Fabaceae. Members of this family are very diverse, constituting about 20,000 species. ...
12099 Malus domestica Apple The various Malus species include the flowering crabapples, edible fruit crabapples, as well as the domesticated grocery and orchard apples.
112539 Manihot esculenta Cassava  
12100 Medicago sativa Alfalfa Lucerne is the most important of the world's forage crops and was domesticated for feeding animals rather than for direct human consumption. ...
110060 Medicago truncatula Barrelclover  
105225 Meleagrid herpesvirus 1 Turkey Herpesvirus  
45740 Mus musculus Mouse  
100304 Musa sp. Banana  
105337 Mycoplasma gallisepticum MG  
105061 Narcissus pseudonarcissus Wild daffodil  
48454 Nephila clavipes Golden silk orbweaver spider The female Nephila clavipes has a number of different spinning glands for producing a range of fibres with different properties. ...
104624 Neurospora crassa    
48965 Newcastle disease virus Newcastle disease virus The Newcastle Disease (ND) is highly contagious, implying high economic impact, caused by the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) of the Paramyxoviridae family, Rubulavirus genus. ...
12120 Nicotiana tabacum Tobacco Nicotiana tabacum is the plant that is cultivated as the principal source of tobacco.
14936 Ochrobactrum anthropi OCHAN  
104717 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook Salmon  
100302 Oreochromis hornorum x Oreochromis aureus Hybrid tilapia  
103840 Orgyia pseudotsugata multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus OpMNPV  
10454 Oryza sativa Rice Rice is grown worldwide and is a staple food for about a half of the world’s population. It is a nutritious grain crop which contains carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, etc. Rice straw is an important animal feed in many countries.
108888 Paenibacillus macerans PAEMA  
15021 Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV)   There are two major types of this virus that are serologically indistinguishable and are so closely genetically related that they are now considered the same virus species. ...
101927 Pea enation mosaic virus 1 PEMV-1  
101928 Pea Seed-borne Mosaic Virus PSbMV  
104661 Peanut chlorotic streak virus PCSV  
103104 Pectinophora gossypiella Pink Bollworm  
108042 Pectobacterium carotovorum PECCA  
110308 Perilla frutescens Perilla  
12107 Petunia hybrida Petunia  
104363 Phaseolus vulgaris String bean  
104331 Photinus pyralis North American firefly  
45861 Photorhabdus luminescens Bacteria P. luminescens promotes its own transmission among susceptible insect populations using its nematode host. Upon invasion of the host the bacteria are released directly into the open blood system of the insect. ...
106330 Picea abies Norway spruce  
106439 Pichia pastoris Yeast  
107880 Pinus sylvestris Scotch pine  
100289 Pisum sativum Garden pea  
104308 Plum Pox Virus PPV  
107878 Populus tremula European aspen  
101269 Populus tremula x Populus alba Gray Poplar Grey poplar is dioecious. The GM plants intended for release originate from the female grey poplar clone INRA 717 1-B4. Pollen formation and dispersal can thus be ruled out. ...
105731 Populus tremula x Populus tremuloides Hybrid aspen  
105738 Populus trichocarpa Western balsam poplar  
12126 Potato leafroll virus (PLRV)    
12127 Potato virus Y PVY  
104622 Primula juliae Juliae primrose  
107863 Prototheca moriformis PROMF Prototheca sp. are achloroplyllous algae with phylogenetic affinities to Chlorella sp. The genus is comprised of four known species, P. zopfii, P. moriformis, P. wickerhamii and P. stagnora. Three hundred strains of Prototheca sp. ...
104307 Prunus domestica Plum tree  
14934 Pseudomonas chlororaphis PSECL Pseudomonas chlororaphis is a bacterium used as a soil inoculant in agriculture and horticulture. It can act as a biocontrol agent against certain fungal plant pathogens via production of phenazine type antibiotics.
48835 Pseudomonas fluorescens PSEFL  
103641 pSVL plasmid    
102023 Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus RHDV  
100343 Rabies virus Rabies virus  
107871 Rhodococcus equi RHOE1  
43795 Rosa hybrida Rose  
110930 Ruminiclostridium thermocellum CLOTM  
45724 Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast Used commercially as baker's yeast, in fermentation, and as a vitamin supplement.
100332 Saccharum sp. Sugar cane Many varieties of sugar cane exist. Specific varieties utilised for a given application is specified within the LMO record.
104716 Salmo salar Atlantic Salmon  
45768 Salmonella typhimurium SALTM  
104592 Salvia splendens Salvia  
102012 Schizosaccharomyces pombe Fission yeast  
111563 Sinorhizobium meliloti RHIML  
12108 Solanum bulbocastaneum Nightshade  
12079 Solanum lycopersicum Tomato The tomato is a short-lived perennial plant, grown as an annual plant, typically growing to 1-3 m tall. ...
47832 Solanum nigrum Black nightshade Poisoning occurs from ingesting the plants or parts of it, especially the unripened fruits. ...
102154 Solanum stoloniferum Wild potato  
12106 Solanum tuberosum Potato Solanum tuberosum (potato) is divided into two subspecies: tuberosum and andigena. S. tuberosum subsp. tuberosum is the widely cultivated crop plant used in, for example, Europe and North America. S. tuberosum subsp. ...
102153 Solanum venturii Wild Potato Solanum venturii may cross with a number of closely related Solanum species including S. sanctae-rosae, S. neorossii, S. vernei and S. microdontum.
106423 Solanum verrucosum SOLVE  
103613 Sorghum bicolor Sorghum  
104811 Sphingobium herbicidovorans SPHHE  
103094 Spinacia oleracea Spinach  
103677 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia S. maltophilia  
109044 Strawberry vein banding virus SVBV  
108281 Streptococcus pneumoniae Pneumococcus  
100375 Streptococcus thermophilus Streptococcus  
12103 Streptomyces hygroscopicus STRHY  
12102 Streptomyces viridochromogenes STRVR  
101020 Subterranean clover stunt virus SCSV  
100338 Suid herpesvirus 1 SHV-1  
102157 Synechocystis sp. Cyanobacteria  
14980 Thermococcales spp. Thermococcus The three genera of the order Thermococcales (Thermococcus, Pyrococcus, and Palaeococcus) are a large and diverse group of organisms widely used as model systems for biochemical and physiological studies of hyperthermophilic archaea.
103095 Thermosynechococcus elongatus Cyanobacteria Thermosynechococcus elongatus is unicellular and rod-shaped and is classified as a group I cyanobacteria due to its morphological appearance. As all cyanobacteria T. elongatus can perform oxygenic photosynthesis, it is obligate photoautotrophic. ...
104663 Tobacco etch virus TEV  
104819 Tobacco mosaic virus TMV  
43792 Torenia sp. Torenia hybrid Torenia is a genus of plants in the snapdragon family, Scrophulariaceae or also classified in Linderniaceae by some authors. Often called Wishbone flowers, some species are grown as garden plants. ...
108889 Trichoderma harzianum TRIHA The fungus Trichoderma harzianum occurs as a parasite on various economically significant phytopathogenic fungi. The formation of endo- and exochitinase enables T. ...
110927 Trifolium pratense Red clover  
45396 Triticum aestivum Wheat  
110309 Tulipa gesneriana Tulip  
14933 Umbellularia californica Laurel Umbellularia californica is a tree native to coastal forests of western North America. It is the sole species in the genus Umbellularia. ...
47789 Ustilago maydis Virus 4 (UmV4)    
100342 Vaccinia virus Poxvirus Vaccinia virus is well known for its role as a vaccine (its namesake) that eradicated the smallpox disease, making it the first human disease to be successfully eradicated by science.
45826 Vibrio cholerae    
103754 Vibrio harveyi Vibrio  
48359 Vicia faba Broad Bean  
103617 Vigna unguiculata Cowpea  
14929 Viola sp. Pansy The pansy or pansy violets are a large group of hybrid plants cultivated as garden flowers. ...
101177 Vitis vinifera Grape Vine  
15022 Watermelon mosaic virus 2 (WMV-2)   NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH WATERMELON MOSAIC VIRUS 1
100376 Xenorhabdus luminescens P. luminescens  
246 Zea mays Maize Maize, or corn, is a cereal grain, the kernel of which is largely refined into products used in a wide range of food, medical, and industrial goods. ...
104715 Zoarces americanus Ocean pout  
15023 Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV)   The natural host range of ZYMV is Cucurbita pepo (zucchini squash), Cucumis melo (muskmelon), Cucumis sativus (cucumber) and Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) where it causes mosaic, yellowing, shoestring leaves, stunting, and fruit and seed ...