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Canola modified for glufosinate tolerance
AgrEvo Canada Inc.
430 Dovercourt Drive
Canada, R3Y 1N4
A bacterial pat gene which codes for phosphinothricin
acetyltransferase, an enzyme that inactivates glufosinate ammonium
through acetylation, was introduced into the HCR-1 line by an
interspecific cross with the genetically modified B. napus event
T45 (ACS-BNØØ8-2). The inactivation of glufosinate ammonium by the
bacterial enzyme confers the herbicide tolerance onto this LMO.
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.
The pat gene is a synthetic version of the gene isolated from
Streptomyces viridochromogenes, strain Tü 494. The nucleotide
sequence has been modified to provide codons preferred by plants
without changing the amino acid sequence of the enzyme.
For additional information on this LMO, please refer to the record
of B. napus event T45 (ACS-BNØØ8-2).