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Modified Organism
White birch modified for increased growth rate
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2015-04-01 07:44 UTC (vglebedev@mail.ru)
Date of publication
2015-04-14 17:54 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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LMO name
White birch modified for increased growth rate
Transformation event
Konstantin Sсhestibratov
Филиал Института биоорганической химии имени академиков М.М.Шемякина и Ю.А.Овчинникова
Russian Federation
Phone:+7 4967 330966
Fax:+7 4967 330966
White birch (Betula pubescens) was modified with the insertion of a Glutamine synthetase (GS) expression cassette. The expression of the GS protein results in an increased growth rate of the plant.
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.
Betula pubescens - White birch, Moor birch, Downy birch, European white birch, Hairy birch
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.
Glutamine synthetase gene - Pinus sylvestris - Scotch pine, Scots pine, PINSY
Changes in physiology and/or production - Growth rate
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Biofuel
  • Timber