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Modified Organism
Flax modified for tolerance to fungal diseases and/or insect pests
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2012-10-24 17:17 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-10-24 17:17 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Flax modified for tolerance to fungal diseases and/or insect pests
Transformation event
Agritec Plant Research
Agritec Plant Research
Zemedelska 2520/16
Czech Republic, 787 01
Phone:+420 583 382-111
Fax:+420 583 382-999
Url:Agritec Ltd.
Flax and linseed plants were genetically modified to introduce a gene (SPI-2) coding for an inhibitor of serine-type proteases with the aim to enhance the tolerance of flax plants to fungal diseases and/or insect pests.
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
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
CaMV 35S promoter
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Silk Proteinase Inhibitor 2
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Octopine Synthase Gene Terminator
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter
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Neomycin Phosphotransferase II
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
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Further details
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
  • Resistance to diseases and pests
Common use(s)
  • Research
Additional Information
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