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Modified Organism
Potato Modified for insect resistance
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2014-06-30 07:43 UTC (g.mozgova@yandex.ru)
Date of publication
2014-07-09 16:48 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Potato Modified for insect resistance
Transformation event
cry3aM potato
PhD Oksana Urievna Urbanovich
Head of the Laboratory
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
SSI "Institute of Genetics and Cytology at NAS Belarus"
Akademicheskaya, 27
Belarus, 220072
Phone:+375 17 284 18 48
Potato was genetically modified with the insertion of a codon optimised Cry3a (Cry3aM). The Cry3aM gene encodes for the Cry3A endotoxin, which confers insecticidal activity against the Colorado beetle.
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.
Solanum tuberosum - Potato, SOLTU
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Solanum tuberosum, var. Skarb 38-4
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.
Neomycin Phosphotransferase II - Escherichia coli - ECOLX
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
CaMV 35S promoter - Cauliflower mosaic virus - CaMV
Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator - Agrobacterium tumefaciens - Agrobacterium
Cry3A - Bacillus thuringiensis - Bt, Bacillus, BACTU
Resistance to diseases and pests - Insects - Coleoptera (beetles)
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
The Cry3a gene was codon modified to obtain a gene designated as Cry3aM.
The Cry3aM gene is under the control of the CaMV 35s promoter.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits

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