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Modified Organism
Cold tolerant eucalyptus
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2011-08-11 03:29 UTC (bch@env.go.jp)
Date of last update
2011-08-15 21:12 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2011-08-15 21:12 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Cold tolerant eucalyptus
Transformation event
des9-Eucalyptus globulas
Prof Kazuo Watanabe
Gene Research Center
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennnoudai
Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Japan, 305-8572
The blue gum tree (Eucalyptus globulus) was transformed with the acyl-CoA desaturase 1 from a species of cyanobacteria (Synechocystis sp.) to induce cold resistance.
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.
Eucalyptus globulus - Eucalyptus, Tasmanian Blue Gum, Southern Blue Gum, Blue gum
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.
delta-9 Acyl-lipid desaturase - Synechocystis sp. - Cyanobacteria, SYNYX
Tolerance to abiotic stress - Cold / Heat
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Research
  • Timber
  • Ornamental

Records referencing this document (2)
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Risk Assessment1 record