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Modified Organism
Prototheca moriformis modified for the synthesis of biofuel
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2015-03-12 17:44 UTC (gutemberg.sousa@mctic.gov.br)
Date of last update
2016-09-10 16:10 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2016-09-10 16:10 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)

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LMO name
Prototheca moriformis modified for the synthesis of biofuel
Transformation event
Strain S2014
Dra Alda Luiza Santos Lerayer
President of CIBio
Internnal Committiee of Biosafety
Solazyme Brasil Óleos Renováveis e Bioprodutos Ltda (Solazyme)
Rua Pierre Simon de Leplace, 751, quadra A, lote 8, galpão 7, Technopark Campinas SP; CEP 13063-320.
Campinas, São Paulo
Brazil, 13063-320.
Phone:55 11 99966-0018
The modified Prototheca moriformis line S2014 resulted from a genetic modification of a non-GM lineage by inserting two genes: the sucrose invertase (SUC2) of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and gene FATB2 that codes for a thioesterase, derived from the herbal plant Cuphea wrightii.
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.
Prototheca moriformis - PROMF
Point of collection or acquisition of the recipient organism
Prototheca moriformis strain S1331
Characteristics of the transformation process
Techniques used for the modification
  • Biolistic / Particle gun
Introduced or modified genetic elements
Some of these genetic elements may be present as fragments or truncated forms. Please see notes below, where applicable.
Sucrose Invertase 2 gene - Saccharomyces cerevisiae - Yeast, YEASX
Use in industrial applications - Biofuel production
FATB2 ACP-thioesterase gene - Cuphea wrightii - Wright's waxweed, CUPWR
Use in industrial applications - Biofuel production
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Biofuel

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