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Modified Organism
Hybrid tilapia modified with growth hormone gene
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2009-08-05 21:03 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-08-10 14:37 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-08-10 14:37 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Hybrid tilapia modified with growth hormone gene
Transformation event
Centro de Ingenieria Genetica y Biotecnologia (CIGB)
PO Box 83
Sancti Spiritus
The DNA of a gene enconding for the tilapia growth hormone was inserted in this hybrid tilapia through microinjection.
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.
Oreochromis hornorum x Oreochromis aureus - Hybrid tilapia
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Microinjection
Introduced or modified genetic elements
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
Human Cytomegalovirus promoter - Human betaherpesvirus 5 - Human cytomegalovirus, HCMV, HHV-5
Transcription termination factor - pSVL plasmid
Tilapia Growth Hormone gene - Oreochromis hornorum x Oreochromis aureus - Hybrid tilapia
Changes in physiology and/or production - Growth rate
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Food
Additional Information