DP-Ø73496-4 - Optimum® Gly Canola | BCH-LMO-SCBD-104975 | Living Modified Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House


Living Modified Organism (LMO)

Decisions on the LMO Risk Assessments  
published: 18 Jul 2013 last updated: 12 Dec 2013
Living Modified Organism identity
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Optimum® Gly Canola
  • - Organization: Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. () | BCH-CON-SCBD-14931-2
    Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. ()
    Private sector (business and industry)
    7100 NW 62nd Avenue PO Box 1000
    Johnston, Iowa
    50131, United States of America
    Phone: +1 515 535-3200,
    Website: www.pioneer.com/,
Canola modified for tolerance to the glyphosate herbicide through the insertion of the Glyphosate-N-Acteyltransferase gat4621 gene.
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.
Line 1822B
  • DP-Ø61Ø61-7 - Glyphosate tolerant canola
    | Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. | Resistance to herbicides (Glyphosate)
Characteristics of the modification process
  • Biolistic / Particle gun
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
73496 canola has been genetically modified to express the GAT4621 version of the protein.

Southern blot analysis indicated that a single, intact PHP28181A DNA fragment was inserted into the genome with no plasmid backbone DNA.
LMO characteristics
  • Food
  • Feed
Detection method(s)
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Risk Assessment generated by a regulatory process Living modified organism(s) 9
Country's Decision or any other Communication Living modified organism(s) 7
Laboratory for detection and identification of LMOs LMO(s) detectable by the laboratory 4
Living Modified Organism Related LMO(s) 1
Living Modified Organism Recipient Organism” or “Parental Organisms 1